PGI Cyclades

The PGI Cyclades zone (est.2008) includes all the Cycladic islands, in the southern Aegean Sea. Vineyards must be planted at altitudes exceeding 30m.

With two PDO wines under their belt (PDO Santorini and PDO Paros), the Cyclades are a well-established winegrowing area of Greece but have considerable further potential. A glance at the varietal composition of PGI Cyclades suffices to confirm that the island cluster is a veritable ark of Greek viticulture, with a wealth of native varieties many of which are already successful. Presently PGI Cyclades wines are produced by 10 wineries within the zone but their number is expected to increase.

Varieties

Athiri, Aidani White, Asprouda Santorinis, Assyrtiko, Gaidouria, Katsano, Kritiko, Maloukato, Mandilaria White, Muscat White, Savvatiano, Athiri Black, Aidani Black, Avgoustiatis, Vaftra, Voydomatis, Kotsifali, Mandilaria, Mavrotragano, Fokiano.

Wine types

  • Dry, medium dry, medium sweet, sweet white
  • Dry, medium dry, medium sweet, sweet rosé
  • Dry, medium dry, medium sweet, sweet red