Wine regions: Central Greece

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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On the east coast in Thessaly, Rapsani is produced on the foothills of Mount Olympus from Xinomavro (here grown at its most southerly point) blended with Krassato and Stavroto grapes and given cask ageing. This appellation is undergoing much-needed revival and old vintages suggest real potential for long-lived, concentrated reds. Most wines grown here are of strictly local interest but quality-minded producers are emerging from areas such as Tyrnavos, the island of Euboea, Atalanti, and Meteora and reviving indigenous varieties such as the red Limniona grape.