PGI Ismaros

In the district of Rodopi, in the northeastern region of Thrace, the PGI Ismaros zone, established in 1997, comprises the areas of Maronia, Xylagani and Proskynites of the Maronia municipality and the areas of Kromvyli, Sappes and Strymi in the municipality of Sappes.

The area of Maronia, with a long history in winegrowing and winemaking, is located in the southeastern part of the district of Rodopi. Archaeological excavations have brought to light numerous ancient wine presses where the famous Maroneios or Maronitis oenos was once produced and which is closely associated with Polyphemus the Cyclops in Homer’s The Odyssey. Today, winegrowing in the area is flourishing again and there are two area wineries producing PGI Ismaros wines.
 
Varieties
 
 
Muscat of Alexandria, Roditis, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Lemnio, Mavroudi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Rouge, Merlot, Mourvèdre, Syrah.

Wine types

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