PDO Slopes of Meliton

The PDO Slopes of Meliton 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 the only PDO wine 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.

Varieties

For the white wine: Athiri, Assyrtiko, Roditis
For the red wine: Lemnio, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (maximum 30%).

Wine types

  • Dry white
  • Dry red