The red grape native to Greece. Synonyms are Gyftokoritho, Kaltsakouli, Kaltzakouli, Kartsakouli, Katskouli and Katsakoulia. The medium to late maturing, high-yielding vine is sensitive to Drought . It provides an acid-stressed red wine. The species is mainly on the island of Zakynthos and in small quantities on Peloponnese grown. A variety Viscum there is on the island of Euboea ( Central Greece ).
White table wine of the diverse island. Has a significant history of the island Zakinthos (Ionion Islands). The name comes from the word verde (green), and possibly explained by the fact that during the production of slightly unripe grapes were used to increase the acid content. The varieties used Verdea Skiadopoulos, Paul Goustoulidi etc., depending on the producer. Generous: senior wine, rich in flavor and aroma.
The white grape variety native to Greece . Synonyms are Koutsoubeli, Koutsoumbeli and Koutsoumbeli Kokkino. There are two color Variety with white and pink berries. The late-ripening grape is resistant to Drought and downy Mildew . It is mainly on the island of Zakynthos , as well as in the northwestern Peloponnese grown. (Courtesy Wein-plus)
Please see HERE the Ionion Islands wineries. The Ionian Islands are a group of islands in the Ionian Sea, off the west coast of Greece. While not as famous viticulturally as the islands of the Aegean Sea, where Santorini and Samos make some of Greece’s most famous wines, the Ionian Islands have a rich winegrowing history. […]