Other names and clones: Lefkadiotiko, Vartzami, Varsami, Martzavi Color: Red Types of wines: Red, Rose, Semi-Sweet, Sweet Categories: PGI
Description: Rich, deep red color, with concentrated fruit on the nose, and flavors reminiscent of spices such as juniper berries and herbs, such as eucalyptus, and even generous tannins, acidity and moderate volume. These are the peculiar wines produced from this rare, of Italian origin, variety which is grown mainly in Lefkada in very small areas and in other Ionian Islands, Etoloakarnania, the Preveza and Achaia. It produces wines that mature and develop well when kept in barrels.
Typical wine characteristics: Spicy and astringent
Vertzami is a blessed variety, with extremely deep color which almost resembles black wines after a few days of extraction. Nose with dominating eucalyptus, violet and primrose notes, emphasized by bl..