PDO Slopes of Meliton

PGI Sithonia

Viticulture

Greece and the wine sector have been going hand in hand for millennia; it goes without saying that in a land where this divine gift of the vineyard enhances its history and culture, a vast wine – growing and well – rooted tradition is established with a promising future to look forward to.

Greece: wealth of vine and wine

Greece undoubtedly has one of the longest wine histories in the world, as wine has been part of civilization since ancient times.

The vines of the Greek land

The diversity of the soil, microclimate, altitudes and orientations form a mosaic of varieties.

The land

As the visitor approaches the western side of Sithonia in Halkidiki, they face picturesque scenery that has already captivated them, thanks to its uniqueness.

Varieties of “PDO Slopes of Meliton”

PDO Slopes of Meliton white wines contain the variety Athiri which is widespread in the Aegean and in central and eastern Macedonia. Assyrtiko, the distinct variety that is the ambassador of Greek wine, is also involved here, along with the Roditis variety.
The red wines PDO Slopes of Meliton are the only ones that contain the red variety Limnio, which is widely used in northern Greece, and the first to contain not only Greek but also international grape varieties in their varietal composition.

PDO Slopes of Meliton

The Protected Designation of Origin wine production zone Slopes of Meliton was recognized in 1982. It refers to white and red wines produced from grapes grown on the slopes of Mount Meliton in N. Marmaras, in the southern part of the Sithonia peninsula of Chalkidiki.

P.G.I. Sithonia

The wine-growing zone where the P.G.I. Sithonia wines are produced is located in the western boundaries of the municipality of Sithonia in the Region of Central Macedonia.

Regarding the climate profile of the Sithonia peninsula, it contains all the typical characteristics of the Mediterranean

From Homer and Aristotle to today’s wine lovers, Greek wines have been and still are an excellent field of exploration. From the practices of the ancient Greeks to the innovations of modern wine growers, from the primordial varieties to the integration of new varieties, experience, nature, know-how, become part of wine – and this in turn, part of our lives.