PGI Korinthia

The PGI Korinthia zone (est.2000) lies within the bounds of the homonymous district in the northeastern Peloponnese.

The PDO Nemea red was established in Korinthia as early as 1971. Its variety, Agiorgitiko, also yields excellent rosés and initially a “Local Wine of Mountainous Korinthia” designation was established for the southwestern part of the district where the maturation of Agiorgitiko tends to yield rosé wines. However, the area is one of the most important winegrowing areas of Greece and its potential was and still is far greater than that designation. Thus PGI Korinthia was established in 2000 to cover the entire district and a wider range of wines. The 2008 revision also expanded its varietal composition. All these steps were highly successful, making PGI Korinthia wines by far the most popular at district level, with twice as many labels marketed as the second most popular district. Suffice it to say that PGI Korinthia wines are produced by 32 wineries within the zone and six more outside it.

Varieties

Asproudes (up to 20%), Assyrtiko, Lagorthi, Malagousia, Moschofilero, Roditis, Savvatiano, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Agiorgitiko, Mavroudi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah.

Wine types

  • Dry white
  • Dry rosé
  • Dry red