The PDO Slopes of Meliton (ΠΟΠ Πλαγιές Μελίτωνα) zone (est.1982) is located in the Sithonia peninsula, the “middle” leg of the region of Halkidiki on the western slopes of Mt. Meliton (811m), near the Neos Marmaras area. It was the first Greek PDO wine whose composition included foreign grape varieties (12 years later PDO Messenikola became the second one).
The PDO Slopes of Meliton red wine is one of the two PDO wines whose composition includes Lemnio -an ancient variety native to Greece (referred to as “Lemnian grape” by Pollux) and Lemnos in particular, where it is commonly known as “Kalambaki”. The variety is quite widespread in northern Greece. The winegrowing zone of Meliton practically belongs to a single owner and PDO Slopes of Meliton wines are produced by his winery.
- Dry white
- Dry red