The grapes cultivated in Mantinea are both white: Moschofilero and Asprouda, with the first dominating in crops. We meet Moschofilero exclusively here, though one less aromatic clone, Fileri, is being cultivated in southern Peloponnese, and specifically in Laconia. Vineyards of the wine-growing zone of Mantineia are located northeast of Tripoli, at an altitude of over 650 meters, on a generally poor and well drained soil. As for the region's microclimate, it is characterized by many rains and snows during winter, frequent downpours and storms during summer and low temperatures compared to most of other regions of the mainland. Grapes of Moschofilero are slightly reddish coloured, but the produced wine is white, with grey or pink shades. Muscat aroma is very characteristic, emphasising on rose and frankincense notes, with a particularly sharp acidity. Wines labeled P.D.O. Mantinea are mostly consumed fresh and preferably in the first year of their lives, either in the "quiet" or the sparkling version.