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P.D.O. Amynteo (O.P.A.P.) / Αμύνταιο

Description to P.D.O. Amynteo (O.P.A.P.) / Αμύνταιο

Appellation (also Amyndeo or Amyntaion) in the east of the district of Florina in the Greek region of Macedonia. It is named after the town of the same name. It is the northernmost wine-growing region in Greece. The vineyards, with their characteristic sandy soil, cover around 750 hectares of vineyards in an area 40 kilometres long and 5 to 20 kilometres wide at an altitude of 570 to 750 metres above sea level. About 50% are located between the Petres and Vegoritida lakes. The region's many bodies of water or lakes play an important role in the microclimate, which is particularly favourable for viticulture.

The POP area Amynteo is known for red wine and as an exclusive novelty for Greece also for rosé wine and rosé sparkling wine. All varieties are pressed pure from the only approved variety Xinomavro (here also called Mavro Naoussis). They are aged dry, semi-dry and sweet. Well-known producers are Alpha Estate, Amynteon Cooperative Winery, Hatzis, Kir Yianni and Pavlou Winery.

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