Sklava

Sklava is a rare – and until recently almost forgotten – white-skinned grape variety, grown on the eastern Peloponnese and especially in Argolida – its region of origin – and Nemea. It tends to give fresh and light-bodied white wines with relatively low alcohol and fruity aromas like lemon, pear and some herbal notes. Sklava used to be blended with other grape varieties, although today there are some examples of varietal Sklava wines made from producers who try to revive the variety. Wines from Sklava are expected to be easy to drink and perfect well-chilled “by the glass”, although they can match really nice with salads and light dishes.