PGI Florina (ΠΓΕ Φλώρινα)

The demarcated area for the production of PGΙ Florina (ΠΓΕ Φλώρινα) wines comprises all the regions of Florina’s prefecture, in the northern part of Western Macedonia.

The characteristics
Florina is one of the coolest and most mountainous PGI zones in Greece, with an altitude that reaches up to about 700m above sea level. The climate is continental. Winters can be very cold and high levels of rainfall and snow are important to counterbalance the lack of rainfalls during the growing season. Indeed, summers are usually dry with lack of water. The cool climate is moderated by the influence of the region’s lakes. The PGI Florina includes also the vineyards of the Amyndeon plateau.

Wine types:

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

The grape varieties

Florina’s climate is ideal for the production of elegant aromatic wines made from both native and international varieties. Such examples are the white Malagousia, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grapes, as well as the red Xinomavro and Syrah grapes. Xinomavro (which is also the only variety in the PDO Amyndeon wines) is extensively used in the production of rose and red wine blends that are not allowed in the Amyndeon zone.

Permitted grape varieties:

White Wines
Indigenous: Roditis, Malagousia, Assyrtiko, Xinomavro
International: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Riesling

Red Wines
Indigenous: Xinomavro, Limnio, Mavrodaphni
International: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Montepulciano, Negro Amaro, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Tannat

Rosé wines
All grape varieties permitted in white and red wine production, are allowed.