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  • Peloponnese Wine Area

    Peloponnese Greek Wine

    Peloponnese wine mapFrom the mainland of Attika the Peloponnese are reached across the Straights of Corinth (Korinthiakos Kolpos) and the Corinth Canal. The Peloponnese are a predominantly agricultural region of Greece, famous for their sultanas and Corinthian grapes that are better known as currants. The Peloponnese is a fairly hilly region, dominated by Mount Taygete (2,407 metres/7,896 feet). Most of the vineyards are in the north of the ‘island’, including the guaranteed origin wines of Patras, Mantineia, and Nemea. In addition to these three wines, the Peloponnese also produce a large quantity of reasonable to good Greek wine and topikos oinos. The increasingly common modern wines made with the well-known French grapes of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Grenache Rouge, and Carignan etc. are surprising but not exactly exciting. These grapes do produce outstanding results though when combined with Greek varieties such as Mavrodaphne or Agiorgitiko.