PGI Opountia Lokrida (ΠΓΕ Οπούντια Λοκρίς)

In the district of Fthiotida, region of Central Greece (in the southern segment of the Greek mainland), the PGI Opountia Lokrida (ΠΓΕ Οπούντια Λοκρίς) zone (est.1995) comprises the areas of Exarchos, Kalapodi, Kyparissi and Megaplatanos of the Atalanti municipal authority, the areas of Goulemi and Livanata of the Dafnousia municipality and the area of Zeli, in the Elatia municipality.

With the northern coast of the Gulf of Evia as its eastern boundary, Lokrida stretches along the entire southeastern part of Fthiotida. Ancient history has it that Opountia constituted the eastern part of Lokrida, with the ancient city of Opous included in the nine cities of the area mentioned by Homer. Today, the area is planted with extensive vineyards but only those growing west of the A1/E75 highway are included in the PGI Opountia Lokrida wine zone. Certain parts of the PGI Opountia Lokrida zone overlap with sections of the PGI Valley of Atalanti and PGI Slopes of Knimida zones.

Types of wines:

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

Varieties:

White Wines: Athiri, Assyrtiko, Robola, Malagousia, Roditis, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc (max 20%).

Red Wines: Limnio, Xinomavro, Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache Rouge, Cabernet Franc.

Rosé wines: from varieties that participate in the production of white and red wines.