PGI Drama

PGI Drama zone (est.1995) comprises the homonymous district at the northeastern end of Macedonia in northern Greece.
The area of Drama is a noteworthy case in the Greek wine industry: Starting practically from scratch, the area has made impressive progress in winegrowing and winemaking in the last 20 years. The area’s spectacular progress was formalized by the 2008 revision of the area’s varieties and the broadening, two years later, of the wine types it is allowed to produce. Highly acclaimed among PGI wines at a district level, PGI Drama wines are produced by all seven of the area’s wineries. 

Varieties

Assyrtiko, Roditis, Malagousia, Muscat of Alexandria, Robola, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Semillion, Trebbiano, Viognier, Agiorgitiko, Lemnio, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Refosco, Syrah, Tempranillo.

Wine types

 

  • Dry, medium dry, medium sweet, sweet white
  • Dry, medium dry, medium sweet, sweet rosé
  • Dry, medium dry, medium sweet, sweet red

Additionally, the zone is allowed to produce wines from sun-dried grapes. When producing rosés, the use of red varieties and Roditis is also allowed.