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P.D.O. Paros (O.P.A.P.) / Πάρος

P.D.O. Paros (O.P.A.P.) / Πάρος

Description to P.D.O. Paros (O.P.A.P.) / Πάρος

The almost 200 km² large Greek island in the Aegean west of Naxos is one of the Cyclades, Already in the antiquity there was a flourishing viniculture here. The Roman author Columella (1st century BC) mentions in his work "De re rustica" an important wine export to Rome, which is via the transshipment point or port Monemvasia on the peninsula Peloponnese took place. On Paros there was never an infestation by the phylloxera, The vines are (as on the neighboring island Santorini ) in an as Kouloura designated system in the form of wreaths to protect the growing grapes from the strong, sandy winds.

There is one POP wine in red and white. The red wine is made from the red one Mandilaria (66%) and the white Monemvasia (33%) blended. It is the only POP red wine Greece, where a white wine variety may be used. The white wine will unmixed obtained from Monemvasia. Two producers are Moraïtis and the Paros cooperative. There is also viticulture on the neighboring island of Antiparos.

Map of Greece - Aegean Islands with Paros
Greece map: From Pitichinaccio - own work, CC BY 3.0 , link
edited by Norbert FJ Tischelmayer 2/2018

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