Patras is in Achaia, in the north west of the Peloponnese. The local vineyards are mainly sited on chalk-bearing soils on slopes around the town of Patra, at heights of between 200 and 450 metres (656 and 1,476 feet). The basic grape used here is the Rhoditis, which produces superb white Greek wines that are fresh, fruity, very elegant, and diy. Drinking temperature for this Greek wine is 8-10°C (46.4-50°F).
PATRAS MAVRODAPHNE GREKK WINE
The famous Patraiki Mavrodaphne red liqueur wine originates from the area around Patras. This Greek wine is made with Mavrodaphne grapes and is a full-bodied and sturdy wine that is spicy and very aromatic. The wine is aged in wooden casks for a number of years. Patras Mavrodaphne makes a good and inexpensive replacement for red port although it has its own character which resembles that of a port or oloroso sherry. Drinking temperature for this Greek wine is 6-14°C (42.8-57.2°F) according to taste.
PATRAS MUSCAT/ PATRAS RION MUSCAT GREEK WINE
Both are exceptional fresh sweet but fresh Muscat wines. They are golden in colour, luxuriant and rather like honey. Drinking temperature for this Muscat Greek wine is 6-10°C (42.8-50°F).
NEMEA GREEK WINE
Nemea, or the blood of Patras Mavrodaphne. Hercules, is made from Agiorgitiko grapes picked from vineyards at heights of 250-800 metres (656-2,624 feet) that are close to Mount Kilini. After Naoussa, Nemea is the most popular of the Greek wines. Nemea is aged for at least twelve months in casks of French oak. The colour is intense purple to mauve and the very aromatic bouquet suggests prune, peach, cinnamon and other spices. The fulsome taste is complex, rounded, robust, warm, and well-balanced. Drinking temperature for this Nemea Greek wine is 16-17°C (60.8-62.6°F).
MANTINIA GREEK WINE AND REGION
Mantinia is the most southerly of the three major designated wines of the Peloponnese. Fresh, light, dry white Greek wines are produced here from the native Moschofilero grape. The vineyards are situated on a plateau at about 650 metres (2,132 feet) in the vicinity of the ruins of the ancient town of Mantinia. This is an elegant white Greek wine. You can drink this Mantinia Greek wine at the temperature of 10-12°C (50-53.6°F).