PDO Patras

On the northeastern and central part of the Peloponnesian district of Achaia, the PDO Patras zone (est.1972) comprises semi-mountainous and mountainous terrain in the areas of Aegira (Aeges, Vela, Monastiri, Oasi, Seliana, Senevros, Chrysambela or Chrysanthio), Aegio (Daphnes, Koumaris, Mavriki, Melissia, Paraskevi, Pteri, Selinounda, Hatzis), Akrata (Akrata, Ambelos, Valimi, Voutsimos, Kalamia, Platanos and Paralia Platanou), Diakopto (Ano Diakopto, Diakopto, Zahloritika, Kerynia, Mamousia, Trapeza), Dymi (Elaeohori), Erineos (Ano & Kato Salmeniko, Arravonitsa, Damakini, Erinaeos & Neos Erinaeos), Kalavryta (Plataniotissa), Larissos (Velitses, Mihoyo), Patras (Ano Syhena, Elikistra, Mira, Souli, Haradro), Rio (Ano & Kato Kastritsi, Argyra, Pititsa, Sella), Sympolitia (Agios Konstantinos, Alsos, Verino, Graikas, Grigoris, Dimitropoulo, Doukaneyka, Krini, Lakkos, Loggos, Mageiras, Myrovrisi, Neratzies, Rododaphne, Selianitika, Toumba), Tritaia (Aghia Varvara, Agia Marina, Drosia, Erymanthia, Kalfas, Manesi, Roupakia, Skiadas, Skouras, Spartia, Chiona), Farres (Ano Starohori, Vasiliko, Elliniko, Kritharakia, Mirali, Halandritsa), Olenia (Galaneika, Ganeyika, Kato Mazaraki, Mitopoli, Portes, Santameri, Flokas, Haravgi), Kalentzi (Avrami, Agios Georgios, Bouteika) and Leontio (Ano Mazaraki).

The PDO Patras zone is by far the largest PDO wine zone. A large part of it is compact and continuous but many mid-altitude and high-altitude vineyard “isles” are added to it along the way. Its most breathtakingly beautiful part is found in the mountain area of Egialia. With the exception of Crete and some of the Aegean islands Roditis is the Greek white grape variety most cultivated, encountered throughout the country under many clones and names. There are nine wineries within the zone and two more outside it producing PDO Patras wines, the latter under joint venture schemes with Patras operators.

Variety

Roditis 100%

Wine types

  • Dry white
  • Medium-dry white
  • Medium-sweet white