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​AGIORGITIKO


Agiorgitiko is the quiet power grape of the Greek vineyard and of yet unexplored potential. It is not only the PDO grape of Nemea, the largest region with such status but has the fame that spreads throughout Greece and so does its cultivation. It is also the most marketed grape domestically, to the extent that one can find agents selling wines of Nemea anywhere in Greece, even in the heart of other dedicated wine-producing regions. It performs well in hot climates and gives a variety of styles.


Thick-skinned of variable size, depending on the clone and with around 8 clones available commercially today. It is potentially high yielding, late budding and late ripening.


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AIDANI


Aidani is a white aromatic grape found mainly on the Aegean islands, particularly Santorini, Rhodes and Euboea. It is used invariably in the making of Santorini’s Vinsanto and contributes delicate flavours to this special wine blend. Historically, it has been linked with famous wine blends, such as Aperanthitis, Malvasia and Naxos. It is often known as Aidani Aspro, to distinguish it from its dark-skinned variant Aidani Mavro (in Greek, aspro means white and mavro means black).


Large bunches of thick-skinned berries, drought-resistant, high yielding, late budding and late ripening.


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ASPROUDA OF SERRES


Asprouda of Serres is a unique variety, registered in Greece’s official grape map by the Nerantzi winery, located in Serres, Macedonia and not related with any other Asprouda grape, something that its generic name (Asprouda) – meaning whitish – may imply. Though this name has been given to several distinct white varieties all over Greece, of often very different appearance and flavour characteristics, this is one of only three officially recognised Asprouda grapes, the other two being the Patra and Santorini ones.


Large, thick-skinned berries on thick stems, late budding and late ripening.


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​ASSYRTIKO


Assyrtiko is by far Greece’s most renowned white grape variety, associated most famously with the volcanic island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea. Following its notable success, it is now grown successfully all over Greece and beyond in Clare Valley, Australia, South Africa and California, being the first Greek grape to become international. It has developed a reputation as being a versatile grape variety, producing wines in a multitude of styles, from fresh, mineral white wines to oaked, worth keeping ones and from bold complex reds to rıch matured dessert wines, such as Vinsanto.

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ATHIRI


Athiri is a white grape variety of ancient origin grown natively in Greece. It is best known for its use in blends, particularly as a foil for the bold Assyrtiko grape variety in the Santorini PDO wines (up to 25%) and Vinsanto (up to 49%), normally combined with Aidani. It has also a PDO designation on the island of Rhodes, where it produces different styles of sparkling wines. Athiri’s freshness, softness and low alcohol potential make it well suited to these purposes.

Thin-skinned large berries in long bunches, vigorous, drought resistant and adaptive. Mid-budding and mid-ripening.


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AVGOUSTIATIS


Avgoustiatis is a little known red grape variety found originally around the Ionian islands (more notably on Zakynthos) and the western part of the Peloponnese peninsula, from where it has made its way to a further two Aegean islands about 15 years ago. Following this purposeful and creative migration of the grape, we now have distinguished bottlings coming from these two most recent plantings on the islands of Tinos and Samos. The variety ripens relatively early in the growing season and harvested typically in August, where the name of the grape comes from the grape of August.


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BEGLERI


Begleri grape derives its name from the Syrian variety Begler. This variety is endemic to the island of Ikaria and due to the island’s remote location and difficult access, it is the only place where Begleri has been cultivated to date. Begleri is grown on levelled surfaces all over the island and its yield rate reaches 5tons /ha. It is a variety with an intensely aromatic and complex character (citrus aromas, with a kiwi and tropical fruit notes), as well as notable acidity and underlying characteristic minerality, owned to the granitic soil of the island.stems, late budding and late ripening.


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BEKARI


Bekari is the second most characteristic and notable indigenous red wine grape variety of Epirus (after Vlachiko). It is more robust than Vlachiko and used in the production of the local rose and red wines of Ioannina (still and sparkling), while in many cases in combination with Vlachiko, as they form a perfect pair for the creation of balanced red wines, rich in blackberry and plum aromas.

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CABERNET FRANC


International  variety.


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CABERNET SAUVIGNON


International variety.


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CHARDONNAY


International variety.


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CHIDIRIOTIKO    


The last remaining vines of this old grape of Lesvos has been discovered by the Lambrou family, now the owner of Methymnaeos Winery, in 1980’s and has been saved from extinction. Now cultivated on volcanic soil near the Petrified Forest of the island, all wines of Methymnaeos, the red, the white and uniquely original orange are exclusively made from this unusual red grape variety.

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DEBINA


Debina is a white grape variety from the Zitsa region of Epirus. It is used to produce intense wines of superb quality and freshness. Due to its high acidity levels, it is a perfect choice for sparkling wine production. It represents aromas of apple, pear and peach.

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FOKIANO


This grape variety is mostly cultivated in the Aegean Islands of Samos, Ikaria and other Dodecanese Islands. Fokiano has a solid nature, it is resistant to dry weather conditions and infections. It is used in red, rose and sweet wine production. It can produce well-balanced wines in wide spectrum of red colour, fruity scents and tastes.


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GAIDOURIA

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Gaidoura is a variety hardly known outside of Santorini Island. Even in the island it has around 1% of the total production along with its blending partner Katsano. Gaidoura has soft and sweet taste, adding smooth characteristics to the wine it is used in.


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GOUSTOLIDI


Vostilidi or Gustolidi is a UNIQUE ancient Greek variety, which has survived from Homeric times under the name of the divine, to take its present name from time to time, from its vintage in August. Its many exotic tannins for white grapes lead us to the theory that his old ancestor was a red variety or that it is an ancestor of red varieties! Bottled wine has grown generations and generations of producers in Lixouri and the wider Kefalonian land, who drank it at home or in the tavern (and still drink it) oxidized! His mixing – until today – of some with drinking water, restores and answers the question of why the ancients drank their wine well!


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KALAVRYTINO BLACK


A red grape variety of the Peloponnese, Kalavrytino Black has a fruity aroma and refreshing taste. It is vinified on its own or participates in red blends.

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KATSANO


Even though Katsano is a local variety of Santorini, it has a very limited production, less than 1%, due to the dominance of Assyrtiko in the island. This very expressive rare gem offers rich flavours and aromas with distinctive acidity, thanks to the minerality of the volcanic soil of Santorini.


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KONIAROS


Koniaros comes from Serres, Macedonia, in the far north of Greece, close to the Bulgarian border. Currently, Domaine Nerantzi is the only producer of a varietal Koniaros. Koniaros is an ancient variety that had been left behind due to low yields. Nerantzi Mitropoulos came across vines in 1998. He had them DNA tested, registered Koniaros with the authorities, preserved and cultivates it.


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LIMNIO

 

Limnio is an important Greek grape variety that has been used in red wine production for more than 2000 years. It has been mentioned by many Greek poets, including Aristotle and Homer.


The grape is believed to have originated in the Aegean Island of Limnos, though, surprisingly, it is barely grown there anymore. In the 21st Century, Limnio is more at home on the Halkidiki Peninsula in Greek Macedonia and Rapsani in Thessalia. Limnio is a hardy grape that ripens late and has strong drought resistance.


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MALAGOUSIA


Malagousia is an aromatic white variety grown primarily in Central Greece and Greek Macedonia. The variety was rescued from near extinction in 1983 by the winemaker Evangelos Gerovassiliou, after he planted out his vineyard at Epanomi, on the Halkidiki peninsula, with the variety.

Malagousia is best known for its citrus and peach characteristics, often showing various melon flavours on the palate. It is often used as a blending agent, most notably with Assyrtiko, to which it adds middle body weight.

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MAVRODAPHNE


Mavrodaphne, meaning black laurel in Greek, is indigenous to Achaea region in Northern Peloponnese. It produces almost opaque, dark coloured red wines and represents flavours of caramel, chocolate, coffee, raisins and plums.


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MAVRODAPHNE OF KEFALONIA

    

It has not been long since the all but forgotten PDO Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia zone of sweet red wines acquired its own advocates, and it remains too early to tell with any certainty how it will fare. Still, the clone planted on the island point toward the fact that the sweet wines bearing the “Mavrodaphne of Cephalonia” appellation seem to have more body and a deeper colour than those under the “Mavrodaphne of Patras” appellation. The character exhibited is further highlighted in this case by the exclusion of Mavri Korinthiaki with the end result that the bittersweetness of Mavrodaphne appears in its unmitigated, accentuated form. Ref: Wines of Greece.org

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MAVROTRAGANO


Malagousia is an aromatic white variety grown primarily in Central Greece and Greek Macedonia. The variety was rescued from near extinction in 1983 by the winemaker Evangelos Gerovassiliou, after he planted out his vineyard at Epanomi, on the Halkidiki peninsula, with the variety.

Malagousia is best known for its citrus and peach characteristics, often showing various melon flavours on the palate. It is often used as a blending agent, most notably with Assyrtiko, to which it adds middle body weight.

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MAVROUDI


Mavroudi is a dark-skinned grape variety of Bulgarian origin. Its precise provenance is generally accepted to be Asenovgrad, an appellation in the West Thracian Valley of southern Bulgaria. The low-yielding, late-ripening vine produces small, almost black fruit with thick skins. The grape’s name is derived from the Greek mavro, meaning black, which is appropriate, as the wines it produces usually are of an inky colour. They also have pronounced tannins and excellent acidity, with an abundance of stewed-fruit flavours on the palate, which gives a glycerol mouth-feel. It also has a herbal characteristic, giving the wine a medicinal finish. It certainly does not lack character.


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MERLOT


International variety


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MONEMVASIA

    

Monemvasia takes its name from the breath-taking Monemvasia town in Locania, Pelopennese. Despite its origin, today Cycladic Islands and mainly Paros produces most of this ancient grape variety. Monemvasia yields in moderate to high alcoholic but low-acid white wines with fruity tastes and aromas.


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MUSCAT OF SAMOS


According to various authors, the Muscat variety of Samos is of Asian origin and is a product of mutation. It appeared in Samos at the end of the 16th century, where due to its environment it fully attributed its features. It is an identical variety to the Muscat de Frontignan cultivated in southern France and there is no doubt that the French, in the time of the phylloxera, took cuttings from Samos and planted them in France creating this variety (Muscat de Frontignan).

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MUSCAT BLANC


Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains is a white wine grape of Greek origin that is a member of the Muscat family of Vitis vinifera. Its name comes from its characteristic small berry size and tight clusters. It is known under a variety of local names such as Moscato Bianco, Muscat Blanc, Muscat Canelli, Muscat de Frontignan, Muscat de Lunel, Muscat d’Alsace, Muskateller, Moscatel de Grano Menudo, Moscatel rosé and Sárgamuskotály.


While technically a white grape, there are strains of Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains vines that produce berries that are pink or reddish-brown. The same vine could potentially produce berries of one colour one year and a different colour the next. Variants, where the differing grape colour is stable, are typically classified as separate grape varieties Muscat Rouge à Petit Grains for red skin colour and Muscat Rose à Petit Grains for pink skin colour.


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MUSCAT NOIR


This Muscat variety with its small blackberries was first grown in the vineyards of Greece. It is also referred to as Moscatello Nero or Black Frontignan. It reaches maturity in the “second period” (i.e. 12 days after the Chasselas Doré grape, which is taken as the “baseline” in the Pulliat system of classification). The averagely vigorous vine is easily recognised by the bronze colour and cobweb-like appearance of the young leaves. The white, downy young shoots are edged with crimson, while the limb (blade) of the adult leaf is smooth in appearance. The grapes grow in compact, cylindrical clusters, bearing berries of a middling size.

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MUSCAT OF ALEXANDRIA

    

Muscat of Alexandria is an ancient grape variety used both for table grapes and wine production. Despite its long history, the variety remains rather undistinguished and lies in the shadow of its finer, more aromatic cousin Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains. Nevertheless, there are a handful of wine regions that make high-quality wines from Muscat of Alexandria, most often sweet or fortified styles.


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NEBBIOLO


ınternational variety.

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NEGOSKA


Negoska is a dark-skinned variety grown predominantly in the northern regions of Greece. Originally from Naousa, Negoska has spread to the surrounding appellations of Macedonia and Goumenissa, where red wines must now contain at least 20 per cent of the variety.

The main purpose of Negoska is to complement the highly revered Xinomavro variety. Negoska’s rich, dark-fruit laden palate and earthy characters, comparatively low acid and soft tannins more than compensate for Xynomavro’s incredibly high acidity (Xynomavro literally means acid black) and slight colour deficiencies.


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PETIT VERDOT


Few attempts at the cultivation of this variety have been made in our country. However, they are particularly interesting, since the same variety, of French origin, usually gives wines with distinctive temperament, with rich tannins, colour and taste. The fresh and fruity aromas evolve interesting in scents of violet and leather while it ages.


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PLYTO


The Cretan Plyto is such a remarkable case of a variety which was literally snatched away from the verge of extinction. At present, Plyto yields a small number of white wines but it does show great promise of potentially becoming one of the key native varieties which will be called upon later on to shoulder the representation of the historic island of Crete’s wine profile.

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ROBOLA

    

Robola, the variety’s Italian-sounding name, together with its cultivation in the Ionian Islands located close to Italy, have led some to claim that the Robola grape variety is actually the same with the Ribolla Gialla variety cultivated in northeastern Italy. Whatever the case may be, striking differences between the two do exist, rendering Robola a truly unique and highly promising variety both in terms of morphology and taste. If properly cultivated and vinified, the grapes of Robola reward the effort in the best way imaginable, yielding dry white wines of refined character and expressing beautifully their terroir of origin. Overall, Robola is elegant and capable of offering a sophisticated “goût de terroir” character which, at a time of globalized tastes, will certainly strike a sensitive chord with lovers of culture and wine.


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​RODITIS


This pink-skinned grape is one of the most cultivated white varieties of Greece. Though traditionally from Peloponnese region, now it garnishes vineyards in different regions such as Epirus, Patra, Attica and Peloponnese. It can produce well-structured wines with lemony color, fruity aromas and stimulating acidity. Winemakers have been recently exploring new styles, offering premium quality Roditis based wines.

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SAUVIGNON BLANC


International  variety.


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​SAVATIANO


Savatiano is the most cultivated white grape variety of Greece, the grape associated with the historic Attican vineyard and very closely with the unique Greek wine style of Retsina (wine flavoured with pine resin). Savatiano’s name derives from the Greek word Σάββατο which defines Saturday or the seventh day of the week and this in turns comes from the Hebrew word שבת or Shabbat. 

The word was adopted by the Greek populations of Orthodox faith and in variations by other Orthodox Christian populations in the early Byzantine times and it could be that the grape has a similarly long history. It is planted mostly in central Greece, though recently there are plantings also in Northern Greece and the Aegean islands. More information on product pages.

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SIDERITIS

    

Sideritis is a pink-skinned Greek variety, which is grown mainly in northwest Peloponnese and sporadically in Attica and Evia. Its name is derived from the Greek word ‘sidero’ (iron), referring to the toughness of the skins. It is a vigorous and productive vine, producing large berries and large bunches. It is a late ripening variety, sensitive to diseases and relatively resistant to drought.

Sideritis produces crisp white wines with aromas of citrus fruits, white flowers, green and yellow fruits, and spicy notes reminiscent of white pepper. Its body is medium, with moderate alcohol and fresh acidity. It is often blended with other varieties such as Roditis.

Ref: Wines of Greece.org 

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SKLAVA


Sklava is a rare and old vine variety from Argolida and Nemea in Peloponnese. This near-extinct variety was saved by the efforts of some local producers and today in addition to be blended with other grapes, a good number of Sklava varietals are produced. Sklava yields in wines with fruity aromas such as lemon and pear, with low to medium acidity.


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SYRAH


International  variety.


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TOURIGA NACIONAL


International  variety.


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VARDEA

    

Vardea is a rare white grape variety that is mostly cultivated in the Ionian islands. It produces fresh, dry and refreshing white wines with raisin and honey hints on the nose.

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VERTZAMI


Vertzami is cultivated mostly in Lefkada, other Ionian Islands and western part of the mainland Greece. It produces deep, almost black coloured red wines. It brings out herbal, forest and black fruit characteristics on the nose. It is rich in tannins and acidity.


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VIDIANO


Vidiano is a white grape variety coming from Crete, used to produce white dry whites, sometimes aged in oak. Vidiano has been introduced to commercial production over the last decade. Vidiano originates from the prefecture of Rethymno but now new plantings spread out, not only to Crete but in other regions of mainland Greece as well.

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VLACHIKO


The predominantly indigenous red grape variety of Epirus, that has been cultivated for a very long time in the area of Zitsa at an altitude higher than 600 metres and in sloping limestone soils. It exhibits the characteristics of the cold climate in the mountainous regions where it is produced and which endures low temperatures, limited sunlight and regular rainfalls.

The main characteristics of Vlahiko are the strong and distinct aromas of red forest fruits, the bright but not deep ruby colour, the discrete tannins, the high but good acidity and the velvety taste with lasting finish. More information can be found on the product descriptions.

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VIDIANO


Vidiano is a white grape variety coming from Crete, used to produce white dry whites, sometimes aged in oak. Vidiano has been introduced to commercial production over the last decade. Vidiano originates from the prefecture of Rethymno but now new plantings spread out, not only to Crete but in other regions of mainland Greece as well.

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VOUDOMATO


Voudomato is an ancient red-wine grape variety native to Greece. It is extremely rare, and what plantings there are found mostly on the island of Santorini. Some growers claim to have ungrafted vines that are more than 500 years old. Voudomato in Greek means “bull’s eye”.


The variety is used to produce mostly dry red wines, some single-varietal, some blends. It has also been used for table grapes. Voudomato varietal wines are ruby-coloured, with subtle floral aromas. In blended wines, Voudomato will often be paired with local varieties such as Mavrotragano and Athiri. These wines are velvety smooth, with a distinctive nuttiness. 

Wines made from Voudomato are rare due to the tiny level of production.

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VRADIANO

    

A formerly forgotten variety of Northern Evia, Vradiano is revived thanks to the cultivation and winemaking efforts of the people in Vriniotis Winery. Vradiano produces premium wines, with tannic and versatile fruity character.

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​XINOMAVRO


This is the shining star of the Greek vineyard! An intriguing grape, that needs good care when growing and though it might be susceptible to wet weather in the vineyard, when healthy, harvested appropriately and treated with focus in the winery hits admirable heights of body and complexity. Moreover and thanks also to its tight tannins and high acidity, it is suitable for long ageing. If you are a cellar fanatic, there is no better Greek grape to invest your patience on. It is obvious from Xinomavro wines of 30 or more years of age available today, that the potential of slow transformation of flavours, increasing complexity and better integration with time is huge. More information can be found on the product descriptions. 

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ZAKYNTHINO


Zakynthino is a white grape variety, mostly cultivated in the islands of Cephalonia and Zakynthos. Potentially yielding in premium quality wines, this very characteristic variety delivers citrusy aromas with complex and versatile flavours.


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