The wines “PDO Slopes of Meliton” derives exclusively from the wine-growing zone, located on the western side of the Sithonia peninsula, extending to an altitude zone that starts at 100 and reaches to 350 meters.
The climate is considered as the typical Mediterranean one, usually mild with minor rainfall, mild winters and cool, sunny summers. The average day and night temperature during the summer varies between 31°C and 18°C respectively, with sunshine exceeding 10 hours per day. The average annual rainfall is around 500 mm, with the largest frequency percentage observed between December and April.
The sea has a significant impact on coastal vineyards, since it reduces any possible flare-ups of temperature – especially during the hot hours of the summer months. Its contribution to the creation of a favorable microclimate, combined with proper illumination for the vines are all significant factors that promote grapes to ripen more smoothly. These factors vary as the altitude increases, since the average daily temperature decreases by 0.5 to 0.9°C per 100m in altitude, which is the main factor affecting the climate of semi-mountainous vineyards.