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1

What is Tsipouro?

Greek pomace spirit

(aka: Raki)

2

What are Stefani?

Name 3 benefits

The vine training method preferred on Santorini.  

The vines are each woven into baskets.  The grape are grown on the inside of the baskets.

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Benefits:
1)  Grapes are sheltered from the harsh winds of the Medirerranean Sea

2)  Overnight dew gets trapped inside which provides another vital water source for an island that rarely sees rain.

3)  Grapes retain warmth overnight since they are close to the ground

3

What is Liastos?

Name 2 PDO where it is made

A style of wine made from sun-dried grapes.

This style is produced in 4 PDO:
- Lemnos
- Santorini
- Monemvassia-Malvasia
- Dafnes

4

Regions of Greece

[north-south...ish]

TME-TCI-PAC

Thrace

Macedonia

Epirus

Thessaly

Central Greece

Ionian Islands

Peloponnese

Aegean Islands

Crete

5

Aging requirements of

Reserve

in Greece?

White
1 year total min aging:
6 months in barrel
3 months in bottle

Red
2 years total min aging:
1 year in barrel
6 months in bottle

Note:
- aka: Selected
- allowed for Dry Wines Only

6

Aging requirements of

Grand Reserve

in Greece?

White
2 years total min aging:
1 year in barrel
6 months in bottle

Red
4 years total min aging:
18 months in barrel
18 months in bottle

Note:
- aka: Specially Selected
- allowed for Dry Wines Only

7

What is Raki?

Greek pomace spirit

(aka: Tsipouro)

8

What is

Cava

in Greece?

A desigantion that can be added to PGI wines.

White & Rose
1 year total min aging:
6 months min in cask

Red
3 years total min aging:
1 year min in cask

9

What is

Palaiomenos se Verali

in Greece?

A designation that can be added to

Reserve - Grand Reserve - Cava

indicates longer than required minimum of Cask aging.

10

Aging requirements of

Reserve (White)

in Greece?

*1 year total min aging

**6 months in barrel

**3 months in bottle

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Red
*2 years total min aging
**1 year in barrel
**6 months in bottle

Note:
- aka: Selected
- allowed for Dry Wines Only

11

Aging requirements of

Reserve (Red)

in Greece?

*2 years total min aging

**1 year in barrel

**6 months in bottle

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White
*1 year total min aging
*6 months in barrel
*3 months in bottle

Note:
- aka: Selected
- allowed for Dry Wines Only

12

Resin from what tree is used in

Retsina production?

Aleppo Tree

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Savvatiano is the main grape

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Retsina is made in Central Greece

13

Where is Retsina made?

Central Greece

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Savvatiano is the main grape

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Pine resin from the Aleppo tree is added

14

What is the main grape used in Retsina?

Savvatiano

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Pine resin from the Aleppo tree is added

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Retsina is made in Central Greece

15

Aging requirements of

Grand Reserve (White)

in Greece?

*2 years total min aging

**1 year in barrel

**6 months in bottle

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Red
*4 years total min aging
**18 months in barrel
**18 months in bottle

Note:
- aka: Specially Selected
- allowed for Dry Wines Only

16

Aging requirement of

Grand Reserve (Red)

in Greece?

*4 years total min aging

**18 months in barrel

**18 months in bottle

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White
*2 years total min aging
**1 year in barrel
**6 months in bottle

Note:
- aka: Specially Selected
- allowed for Dry Wines Only

17

Aging requirements of

Selected
[all]

in Greece?

White
1 year total min aging:
6 months in barrel
3 months in bottle

Red
2 years total min aging:
1 year in barrel
6 months in bottle

Note:
- aka: Reserve
- allowed for Dry Wines Only

18

Aging requirements of

Specially Selected
[all]

in Greece?

White
2 years total min aging:
1 year in barrel
6 months in bottle

Red
4 years total min aging:
18 months in barrel
18 months in bottle

Note:
- aka: Grand Reserve
- allowed for Dry Wines Only

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