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Greek wine varieties

Achaia ● Aegean sea ● Chalkidiki ● Corinthus ● Greece ● Kefalonia ● Lemnos ● Nemea ● Patra ● Santorini ● 13 July 2016
 

Greek wine varieties

Greek vineyards

Wine is a tradition of 4.000 years in Greece. Since the ancient times people produced and drank wine in this country. They consumed it mixed with water since they drank all day long.

Greece has more than 300 indigenous varieties of wine, which are 90% of the whole productions. Something which strongly indicates that most of the wine someone will find in Greece is produced from local varieties of grapes.

Some indigenous varieties are:

Agiorgitiko

A red variety from Nemea, Peloponnese , with rich, velvet flavor.

Assyrtico

The most dominant variety in Santorini , which can also be found in Halkidiki , Epanomi, Drama and Peloponnese. White, it retains its high acidity even if it is fully maturated.

Limnio

Red, indigenous of Lemnos, with its routes in ancient Greece. It is also cultivated in Northern Greece.

Malagousia

Fine white variety with rich and aromatic flavor, it is an indigenous variety from Aetolia-Akarnania.

Mavrodaphne

A famous aromatic variety which is cultivated in the vineyards of Patra and Kefalonia . It is an intense, sweet, maturated red wine.

Moschato

This variety offers a big range of white wines, from maturated sweat to fresh and fruity, sparkling ones. They have a distinctive aroma.

Moschofilero

It is a white variety, produced in Peloponnese, it has an intense, characteristic aroma. You can smell in it rose, mint and lemon.

Xinomavro

An elegant red variety from northern Greece. Which is cultivated all over the country since it easily adjusts to the epirotic climates.

Robola

A white variety cultivated in Kefalonia and in Central Greece. This wine is fresh with a lemony character.

Savatiano

The most widespread variety of the Greek vineyard. It is white, cultivated in Attica and all over Central Greece. It is used with Roditis variety for the production of Retsina.

Sideritis

A red variety with appetizing acidity. It is cultivated in Peloponnese, especially in Corinthus , Achaia, Ilia, Attica and Evia .

Mandilaria

Red variety of the Aegean Sea. Earthy aromas which are usually combined with other grapes since it is a "difficult" variety.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Chalkidiki, Greece Thalassokipos
Thalassokipos
Vourvourou, 63088 Chalkidiki, Greece

Built amphitheatrically on a hill, Thalassokipos hotel offers accommodation with a spectacular panoramic view to the isles of Vourvourou with Mount Athos dominating in the background. Vourvourou village is at 8 km. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 98 km and the lively center of cosmopolitan Thessaloniki is 110 km away.

Hotel in Chalkidiki, Greece Hotel Estelle
Hotel Estelle
Beach of Gerakini, 63100 Chalkidiki, Greece

A family-run hotel Estelle is located just 20 m from the beach in Gerakini village in Chalkidiki. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 70 km and the center of Thessaloniki is 78 km away.

Hotel in Chalkidiki, Greece Stratos Hotel
Stratos Hotel
Afitos, 63077 Chalkidiki, Greece

Stratos Hotel is centrally located in the lovely, traditional village of Afitos. The beach is approximately a 15-minute walk from the property. Thessaloniki International Airport is 75 km away.


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