PGI Pangeon

In the district of Kavala, in eastern Macedonia, the PGI Pangeon zone (est.1995) comprises the municipal areas of Eleftheres, Eleftheroupoli, Orfani, Pangeon and Pierea. Zone vineyards must be planted at altitudes exceeding 50m.

The vineyards yielding PGI Pangeon wines lie in the southwestern part of the district of Kavala, perched on the slopes of Mount Pangeon and on Mount Symvolo, Pangeon’s southernmost peak. As archeological finds in the area reveal, winegrowing in the area dates back to antiquity and was directly linked to the ancient cult of Dionysus. With 12 area wineries producing PGI Pangeon wines, PGI Pangeon is markedly in the lead among other PGI wine zones. The 2010 revision broadened the area’s vine selection and types of wine that may be produced, thus raising expectations for more PGI Pangeon wines to assist in securing the area’s lead.

Varieties

Assyrtiko, Roditis, Malagousia, Muscat of Alexandria, Viognier, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Trebbiano, Agiorgitiko, Lemnio, Pamidi, Grenache Rouge, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah.

Wine types

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