Savvatiano

Savvatiano is the most widely planted grape variety throughout Greece. It is grown in Attica, Central Greece, Macedonia, and the Peloponnese, while it is also found on the Greek islands. Nevertheless, it is mainly associated with the vineyards of Attica. It is a white-skinned grape variety traditionally used for the production of retsina. Both varietal and blended versions of Savvatiano can be found. Several Savvatiano-based wines undergo some oak treatment. Although different expressions of the variety are available, Savvatiano grapes typically give fruity wines of moderate alcohol and acidity with aromas and flavours of citrus, green and tropical fruits. Wines from Savvatiano are very well-balanced; thus, they pair perfectly with most of the traditional olive oil-based dishes of the Greek cuisine.