Up-and-coming grape varieties

Apart from Greece’s world-renowned and distinguished gems—Assyrtiko Santorini, Moschofilero Mantinia, Nemea Agiorgitiko, and Xinomavro Naoussa / Amynteo—there are several new, up-and-coming grape varieties which, depending on the type and style of wine they yield, show impressive potential and seem to be but a step away from having themselves acclaimed and established in worldwide wine affairs. 

Among these up-and-coming grape varieties are some of established status which are now being approached from new angles. Mavrodaphne is an example of such a variety. Although well-known and long-established as Greece’s native variety for the production of sweet wines, its vinification for the production of dry red wines is a relatively uncharted yet quite promising territory which firmly re-classifies Mavrodaphne as being among the up-and-coming grape varieties