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Verdea

Traditional white wine from the Ionian island of Zakynthos(Greece), which, in addition to the retsina of one of the two wines, is awarded the special OKP (protected of origin and produced with traditional pressing method). The name comes from the Italian "Verde" (green, meaning "the green") and was already mentioned in the 19th century; the Ionian Islands were under Italian influence (Venice) for a very long time. However, the wine has nothing to do with the Italian grape variety Verdea of the same name. It is made from white varieties with deliberately different degrees of maturity. These are Skiadopoulo (fully ripe, with at least 75% proportion, but experience shows that this is often undershot), Areti, Goustolidi (very sweet, already raisined), Pavlos (Malvasia Bianca Lunga) and Robola produced.

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