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Description to Metsovitikos Topikos Oinos/Μετσοβίτικος Τοπικός Οίνος
Wine region named after the town of the same name (also Metsovon, Grch. Metsobo) in the Greek region Epirus, It is located east of the capital Ioannina near the border Albania, The area is not classified, the wines are sold under the name Metsovitikos Topikos Oinos (country wines). Viticulture has been practiced here since the mid-18th century. The vineyards are between 900 and 1100 meters above sea level, making them the highest Greece, As a special feature, there is also a very popular ski area. From the 1960s, viticulture was rebuilt and foreign varieties were planted for the first time. The later Greek Foreign and Defense Minister Evangelos Averoff (1910-1990) with his winery is considered a pioneer in this regard Katogi Averoff, It will be the international varieties Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay. Merlot. Syrah and Viognier as well as many autochthonous Varieties like Agiorgitiko. Bekari. the chlorine. Glykopistrovo. Mouchtouri. Roditis and Vlachiko grown.