PGI Mantzavinata (ΠΓΕ Μαντζαβινάτα)

In the island district of Cephalonia, in the southern segment of the Ionian Sea, western Greece, the PGI Mantzavinata (ΠΓΕ Μαντζαβινάτα) zone, established in 1996, is identified with the bounds of the Mantzavinata Katogis settlement, in the Paliki municipal area.

The village of Mantzavinata, whose name derives from the Italian words for “eating” and “wine,” lies in the southwestern part of Cephalonia, in the Paliki peninsula, south of the town of Lixouri. Needless to say, winegrowing in the area is a time-honored tradition.

Types of wines:

• White dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet
• Rosé dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet
• Red dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet

Varieties:

White Wines: at least 25% Tsaoussi, at least 40% Goustolidi, at least 10% Moschatella and the rest from other recommended and permitted white varieties.

Red Wines: at least 40% Thiako, at least 15% Araklino and the rest from other recommended and permitted red varieties.

Rosé wines: at least 20% Thiako, at least 25% Goustolidi, at least 10% Tsaousi and the rest from other recommended and permitted red and white varieties.