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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Greece’s most common wine grape, widely planted on 11,306 ha/27,926 acres in 2012 throughout Attica and central greece. This light-berried vine, with its exceptionally good drought resistance, is the most common ingredient in retsina, although roditis and assyrtiko are often added to compensate for Savatiano’s naturally low acidity. On particularly suitable sites, Savatiano can produce well-balanced dry white wines.