Flashcards in Greece and Eastern Europe Deck (178)
What are the two PDO appellations of Rhodes?
Rhodes PDO & Muscat of Rhodes PDO
What red grape originated on the island of Lemnos but is no longer important on the island?
T or F: Lemnos PDO wines must be dry.
False: Lemnos PDO wines can be dry or medium sweet.
Lemnos PDO wines are dominated by what grape?
What style of wine are Muscat of Lemnos wines?
Vin doux naturel
What is the naturally sweet version of Muscat of Samos called? How is it made and what are the aging requirements?
Samnos Nectar; made similarly to vin de paille -- dried grapes; aged for a min. of 3 years prior to release.
What style can Muscat of Samos be made in?
Vin de liqueur, vin doux naturel, or naturally sweet
In the Muscat of Samos PDO, Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains is known as what?
What is the PDO of Samos?
Muscat of Samos
Samos is an island in what sea?
What is the only Greek appellation to mandate the use of a white grape in red blends?
What are the major white and red grapes of the Paros PDO?
Mandilaria -- red
Monemvassia -- white
What style of sweet wine is produced in the Santorini PDO?
"Vinsanto" = dried grape wine from Assyrtiko & Aidani
What is the soil type of Santorini?
Poor, volcanic soils
What is unique about the vine training on Santorini and why?
Santorini is affected by strong Aegean winds so vines are trained in a stefani (crown) shape low to the ground that allows the grapes to be sheltered in the middle of the vine crown.
What is the major grape and supporting grapes of the Santorini PDO?
Assyrtiko, sometimes blended with Athiri and Aidani.
What are the two Cyclades islands?
Santorini and Paros.
What are the major white and red grapes of the Peza PDO?
white -- 100% Vilana
red-- blend of Mandilaria and Kotsifali
What are the major white and red grapes of the Sitia PDO?
white -- Vilana
red -- Liatiko
What style of wine is produced in the Dafnes PDO? What grape is used?
100% Liatiko, reds only, dry or sweet.
What is the most common red grape throughout the Aegean?
What style of wine is made in the Archanes PDO?
Red only. Mandilaria blended with Kotsifali.
What are the four PDO zones of Crete?
Archanes, Dafnes, Sitia & Peza
What Greek island accounts for 20% of all Greek wine production?
What is the largest and southernmost Greek isle?
The Aegean islands can be found where in relation to the mainland of Greece?
Verdea is similar to what famous wine styles?
Vin Jaune & Sherry
Where are Verdea Traditional Appellation wines produced?
Kerkyra (Corfu) -- Ionian Islands
In the PDO of Cephalonia, what grapes are dry wines made from? What grapes are sweet wines made from?
dry -- Robolo
sweet -- Mavrodaphne & Muscat