Flashcards in Greece, Hungary and Eastern Europe Deck (112)
What are two ‘traditional appellations’ of Greece, and what level of designation do they carry?
Retsina and Verdea; PGI
When was Greece’s wine laws enacted?
1969 & 1970
How long must a ‘reserve’ white and red be aged In Greece?
White: 1 yr (6 mos. In barrel, 3 mos. In bot)
Grand reserve white wine from Greece must be aged for how long?
2 yrs. (1 in barrel, 6 mos. In bot)
Grand reserve red wine from Greece must be aged for how long?
4 yrs (18 mos. in barrel and bottle)
What is Verdea?
An oxidized wine from the island of Zakynthos, Greece
How are PGI wines broken down?
Regional, district, area
Cava on a Greek wine label indicates what?
1 yr of aging (6 mos. In oak)for PGI whites and 3 yrs. For reds (1 yr in oak)
Palaiomenos se vareli indicates what on a Greek wine label?
That oak has been used in the aging process for Cava, reserve and grand reserve wines
Which regions make up the Greek mainland?
Macedonia, Epirus, Pelopennese, Thessalia, Thrace, Central Greece (sterea ellada)
What is Malagousia?
An almost extinct varietal now cultivated in Thessaloniki, Northern Macedinia (PGI)
What are the PDO’s of Macedonia?
Amynteo, Goumenissa, Naoussa, Slopes of Meliton
What is Halkidiki?
Sub region of the slopes of meliton
What styles of wine are produced in Kilkis?
Sub region of Goumenissa; dry red only from Xinomavro (20% Negoska)
What are the white varietals of Slopes of Meliton?
Athiri, Roditis, Assyrtiko (dry only)
List the PDO wines of Thessalia.
Rapsani, Messenikola, Achialos
Styles of wine produced in Anchialos.
Dry white from min 80% Rhoditis, + Savvatiano (Thessalia)
Varietals and styles for Messenikola.
Dry red only; min. 70% Mavro, + carignan and syrah (PDO of Thessalia)
What is produced in Zitsa?
Still, semi sparkling and sparkling dry and sweet wines from Debina (Sub district: Ioannia)
Which sub region surrounds Athens?
Attiki (mostly Savvatiano; Roditis)
What is Black Laurel?
Name for Mavrodaphne in Patras
Isthmus of Corinth is found where?
Describe the wines of Rapsani.
Dry reds; Xinomavro, Stavroto, Krasato (1/3 each)(subzone: Larissa)
Where is Koutsi?
What are the PDO dessert wines of Peloponnese?
Muscat of Rio Patras, Muscat of Patras, Mavrodaphne of Patras
Muscat petite grains in Muscat of Patras/Rio Patras
Varietals and styles of wine in Monemvassia-Malvasia PDO.
Sweet white from sun dried grapes; 51% Monemvassia + Assyrtiko, Asproudes, Kydonitsa (subreg: Lakonia)
Peloponnese PDO’s for dry wines.
Nemea, Mantinia, Patras
Styles and varietals for Nemea.
Red Dry to sweet; Agiorgitiko