PDO Muscat of Cephalonia

PDO Muscat of Cephalonia

The PDO Muscat of Cephalonia wine zone (est.1971) stretches on the western side of this Ionian island, on the Paliki peninsula at the boundaries of the Paliki area (Lixouri; Zola; Katogi; Soulari; Skineas; Havdata).

Apart from yielding PDO Muscat of Cephalonia, the Muscat White variety is also present in four more Greek PDO wines (PDO Muscat of Patras, PDO Muscat of Rio Patras, PDO Muscat of Rhodes and PDO Samos). The cultivated area on Cephalonia is very small and mostly found in the northern part of the Paliki peninsula. Production of wines is permitted on the island outside the zone. Dessert wines bearing the geographical indication “Muscat of Cephalonia” may be either vin naturellement doux (from sun-dried grapes) or vin doux naturel – vin de liqueur (fortified). Provided that the grapes used in production come from their own vineyards of low yields per hectare, vintners can produce sweet wines bearing the additional “grand cru” indication.

Variety

Muscat White 100%

Wine type

  • Sweet fortified white from sun-dried grapes
  • Sweet white from sun-dried grapes
  • Sweet fortified