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.
“Aoton” in ancient Greek defines the “finest specimen of its class” and represents a winery dedicated to the production of fine wines in the same location where three generations ago, the family winery “Patitiri” was the community’s local press of grapes from the surrounding vineyards. In the heart of Mesogeia, the middle landplane between Athens and the Eastern coast of Attica, in Spata, Sotiris Gkinis, a dedicated oenologist himself, has revived the 10-ha large family vineyard, which is producing low yield, high-quality fruit. His wines are made exclusively from the three local varieties: Savatiano, Roditis and Mandelaria and have become highly praised by the discerning palates.