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CRETE {Archanes - Dafnes - Peza - Sitia}






CRETE accounts for 20% of all wine produced in Greece.
Crete is the largest Greek island and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean. It is characterized by its diversity of landscape and marked contrasts. The island is dominated by a major mountain range extending from west to east, the highest peak being Psiloritis (3,000 meters).There are fertile valleys between the mountains, extensive plains and gorges (Samaria). Variety is the key-note of the Cretan landscape. The four major wine producing areas are Archanes, Dafnes, Peza, and Sitia. These areas are protected from the warm southern winds by the mountains which also provide water during the summer from the melting snow. The phylloxera pest has never arrived on Crete.


Archanes - There are about 500 hectares. in total of Kotsifali which ages nicely in barrels. The altitude is about 700m.
Dafnes - Located in central Crete, this area has approximately 400 hectares. of Liatiko grown on the slopes of mount Psiloritis at an altitude of 300-400m.
Peza - 18 villages comprise this appellation with 800 hectares. of Kotsifali, Mandilaria and Villana at an altitude up to 600m.
Sitia - There are about 700 hectares. of Liatiko which is grown up to an altitude of 650m.

 


Appellations of Origin of Superior Quality
(OPAP)

Region

Type

Variety
Archanes - Red Dry Kotsifali, Mandilaria
Dafnes - Red
Red
Dry
Sweet
Liatiko
Liatiko
Peza - White
Red
Dry
Dry
Villana
Kotsifali, Mandilaria
Sitia - Red
Red
Dry
Sweet
Liatiko
Liatiko

Vin de Pays
(Topikos Oinos)

Kritikos

White Dry Villana, Athiri, Thrapsathiri, Sylvaner, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc.
Rose Dry Liatiko, Kotsifali, Mandilaria, Romeiko, Ladikino,Syrah, Carignan, Grenache Rouge.
Red Dry Kotsifali, Mandilaria, Liatiko.

Producers of V.Q.P.R.D Wines.

Region

Producer

Local Winery Telphone
Arhanes - Archanes Co-operative YES (081)751834
Peza - Creta Olympias YES N/A
Miliarakis YES (081)741265
Peza Co-operative YES (081)741945
Tsantalis NO (0399)61394
Sitia - Sitia Co-operative YES (0843)25200

PRODUCERS OF VIN DE PAYS & TABLE WINE

Producer Local Winery Telephone
Kourtakis NO (0299)22231
Creta Olympias YES N/A
Lirarakis YES (081)289814
Miliarakis YES (081)741265
Mihalaki Bros YES (081)225061
Boutaris NO (031)281103
Archanes Co-operative YES (081)751834
Iraklion Co-operative YES (081)254502
Kissamos Co-operative YES (0822)22011
Peza Co-operative YES (081)741945
Sitia Co-operative YES (0843)25200
Chania Co-operative YES (0821)95967



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