The region of Achaia looms over the Greek production of dessert wines, boasting three PDO wines of its own (PDO Mavrodaphne of Patras, PDO Muscat of Patras, and PDO Muscat of Rio Patras). Occupying a sizable part of Patras’ vineyards, white Muscat has come to the attention of numerous producers of considerable size in the area and given rise to the wine bearing the “Muscat of Patras” appellation.
The vast majority of Muscat of Patras wines are vinified in stainless steel tanks where fermentation is interrupted so that alcohol may be added. The young Muscat of Patras wines lure with their freshness as well as their affordable price, the latter a shock even to wine consumers unfamiliar with the wines but accustomed to paying high prices for quality wines of this nature. Imagine how much more their glee upon tasting the wine!