PGI Metsovo (ΠΓΕ Μέτσοβο)

In the western district of Ioannina, region of Epirus, the PGI Metsovo (ΠΓΕ Μέτσοβο) zone, established in 1997, comprises the municipal areas of Metsovo and Anatoliko Zagori. Zone vineyards must be planted at altitudes exceeding 500m.

Metsovo lies in the center of the district of Ioannina’s eastern side, vying for the title of the wine zone with the highest altitude in Greece. Initially, PGI Metsovo wines were strictly reds from the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, which was first planted in Greece in this area. Through the 2008 revision, the zone’s vine selection was broadened to include white wines as well.

Varieties

White Wines: Debina, Gewurtztraminer.

Red Wines: Vlachiko, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

Wine types

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