PGI Ritsona (ΠΓΕ Ριτσώνα)
The PGI Ritsona (ΠΓΕ Ριτσώνα) zone, established in 1993, is part of the island district of Evia, on Central Greece’s eastern seaboard, in the municipal area of Avlida.
Ritsona is located in Evia’s Greek mainland part, west of the Gulf of Evia and the town of Chalkida. It is one of Greece’s traditional winegrowing areas. Due to its having been linked with the Savatiano variety and the production of Retsina, the PGI Ritsona zone initially included production of white wines only. Nevertheless, a fresher wind is breezing through the area at present bringing along cultivation of many other native and international varieties which now yield many of the new wines of Greece. In that, the drastic 2009 revision has been instrumental, assisting in the zone’s broadening its vine selection and range of wine types.
Types of wines:
• White dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet
• Rosé dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet
• Red dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet
White Wines: Savatiano, Roditis, Malagousia, Assyrtiko, Moschofilero, Monemvasia, Aidani white, Athiri, Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc.
Red Wines: Agiorgitiko, Vradiano, Mandilaria, Liatiko, Karabraimis, Retino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Rouge, Merlot, Syrah.
Rosé wines: Agiorgitiko, Vradiano, Karabraimis, Mandilaria, Moschofilero, Retino, Roditis, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache Rouge, Merlot, Syrah.