PDO Zitsa

The Zitsa plateau is situated in the central and western part of the Ioannina district in the region of Epirus, at an average altitude of 650m. To the north, east, and south it is surrounded by hills and mountains. To the west it descends towards Thyamis (Kalamas) River. The PDO Zitsa zone (est.1972) also includes parts of the areas of Zitsa (Zitsa, Karitsa, Protopappas), Ekali (Gavrisioi, Ligopsa) and Evrymenes (Klimatia).

Almost all of the PDO Zitsa zone’s vineyards are fenced in since the area’s boars and other fauna are quite fond of the Debina grapes cultivated there. Traditionally, the greater Zitsa area has produced sparkling wines, as the resumption of fermentation in the spring after the winter interruption due to the cold weather would produce carbon dioxide in the sealed canisters or barrels. 

Variety

Debina 100%

Wine types

  • Dry white
  • Semi-sparkling/sparkling dry white
  • Semi-sparkling/sparkling, medium-dry white
  • Sparkling, medium-sweet white