Wines of Achaia
With vineyards that exceed 67,000 acres, the area of Achaia presents 4 Designation of Origin wines, three of which are dessert wines. The unique dry fruity white is the P.D.O. Patras made from Roditi grapes and mostly from grapes coming from mountainous and controlled production vineyards. The other three Appellation of Origin wines of Achaia are sweet and DOP: Muscat of Patras, Rion Patras Muscat and the world famous Mavrodaphne Patras. The first two are produced from the white Muscat, known globally as Muscat blanc a petits grains. The third, from grapes Mavrodaphne and Black Corinthian.Also in Achaia, significant interest presents the area of Aigialeia, a band whose virtues are even mentioned by Pausanias in his "Achaean". On the north hills, which enjoy the cool air currents and stare at the narrow Gulf of Corinth, and in vines with lower yields than the rest of Achaia, dominates the mountain Roditis variety. Wonderful and very special wines of P.G.I. Aegialia are produced there, blended with other varieties like: Chardonnay, Lagorthi, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.