PGI Argolida (ΠΓΕ Αργολίδα)

The demarcated area for the production of PGI Argolida (ΠΓΕ Αργολίδα) wines comprises the entire prefecture of Argolida at an altitude of more than 50m. above sea-level. The prefecture is located at the northeastern end of the Peloponnese peninsula. A large part of the vineyard zone is centered around the areas of Koutsopodi, Lyrkeia, Malandreni and Gymno.

The characteristics
The area is predominantly semi-mountainous with complex topography and it is also characterized by its extended coastline. The highest vineyards reach 600m. above sea-level and most of the them face to the southeast. In general, the climate is Mediterranean with relatively hot and dry summers. The altitude as well as the beneficial afternoon sea breezes, blowing from the Argolic Gulf, moderate the hot climatic conditions.

Wine types:

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

The grape varieties

PGI Argolida is a source of fascinating wines produced from both indigenous and international grape varieties. The red Agiorgitiko grape, often blended with international varieties such as Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon in the production of red and rosé wines, has a significant presence in the region. The pink-skinned grapes varieties Roditis and Moschofilero as well as the international white Chardonnay, play an important role in the production of white wines. It is worth saying that local producers are working with rare endemic grapes, such as Mavrostyfo. Wines made from Mavrostyfo can bear the PGI Argolida designation in the label.

Permitted grape varieties:

White Wines:
Indigenous: Asproudes, Assyrtiko, Roditis, Rokaniaris, Savatiano, Moschofilero (Fileri), Malagousia
International: Chardonnay, Viognier.

Red Wines:
Indigenous: Agiorgitiko, Mavrostyfo (Mavroudi), Voidomatis (Voudomato)
International: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah.

Rosé wines:
Indigenous: Asproudes, Assyrtiko, Roditis, Savatiano, Moschofilero (Fileri), Malagousia, Agiorgitiko, Voidomatis (Voudomato), Mavrostyfo (Mavroudi)
International: Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet