The Greece, famous home of Dionysus, god of wine, has the longest history in the production and consumption of wine in the world and the richest heritage. The Greek producing wine for more than 4000 years.
The culture of wine, wine consumption as a social fact and sophisticated assessment, first developed by the ancient Greeks. There is clear evidence that in ancient Athens was known that the shape had bowls affect the taste of wine.
Today Greece plays an important role in international culture and wine industry. Wine producers Greeks, through better understanding of the physiology of the vine, matching the location with the variety of vines and attention to detail, have realized the potential for further development and improvement of domestic wine.
Amounting to tens visited the vineyards and wineries, giving visitors the opportunity to tour the magical world of vine and wine, to learn traditional and modern winemaking methods and taste fine Greek wines, combined with traditional flavors.
King of red grapes in the Peloponnese, the Agiorgitiko cultivated in Nemea. It produces deep red color wine with intense flavor blackcurrant and raspberry and a rich, mellow, velvety taste texture. Soft Agiorgitiko new crops are fruit and pleasantly drunk while still young. However, there is the potential for long term storage (5-10 years).
Assyrtiko is the noblest white variety of the Greek vineyard, centered culture Cyclades. But has migrated successfully in Halkidiki, Epanomi, Drama and Pangaion Hills in Northern Greece, and the Peloponnese. Maintains high acidity even at full maturity phase. With crisp acidity and great minerality, the wine is rich and refreshing. The aromas are reminiscent of citrus, lemon blossom, orange peel and grapefruit.
Another white grape, that one finds in the southern Aegean islands and Chalkidiki, in eastern Macedonia. The wine is characterized by low intensity aromas, citrus and yellow fruits.
DebinaWhite variety of the continent, focusing on culture Zitsa, Ioannina prefecture These wines are focusing on the fruit. Characteristic is their refreshing acidity. The Debina allows for the production of sparkling wines.
Exclusively Cretan grape, Liatiko regarded as one of the oldest Greek varieties. Matures in July, from where it gets its name, which is short for "Iouliatiko". Liatiko is variety with high alcoholic potential, whose outstanding qualities presented in the best possible way, since matured sufficiently.
Limnio is an ancient red grape variety from the island of Lemnos. References to this has made Aristotle and other ancient syngrafeis.Simera grown not only in Lemnos, but in Halkidiki and generally in Northern Greece, where it produces a lovely, bright red wine, with its exotic fragrance to ignite violets after rain the aroma of cherries.
The fine is white Greek variety is probably related to the famous wine "Malvasia" of the Middle Ages. Rescued from oblivion thanks to the foresight of some Greek producers who believed in it.The praise of critics and the enthusiastic response of consumers have dikaiosei.Ta Malagouzia wines have a strong fragrance, reminiscent of muscat aromas, while also leaving in the mouth a slightly peppery flavor.
Variety of Central Greece, centered culture Attica. It produces wines with aromas of yellow fruits and low acidity.
Cretan red grape, Kotsifali produces wines that stand out for the lovely juicy taste, their bright red color and good effect on the palate. Usually mixed with another red grape island, the Mantilaria.