REST OF EUROPE
Slovenia is home to Cviček, a special wine with very low alcohol content and a good effect on health. There are 3 main wine growing areas in Slovenia:
- Primorska is renowned for dry red and white wines from Rebula, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, and native grapes like Zelen, Pinela and Pikolit.
- Podravje is located in the east and produce elegant white wines mainly from Italian Riesling and Furmint. For red wines the major grapes are Blue Franconian and Pinot Noir.
- Gornja Radgona is very famous for the sparkling production.
Greece is probably one of the oldest wine-making countries in the world, Romans used to love the wine from Greece, today there are producers that bring us flavors from the juice of the Gods (Nectar) in a seemingly beautiful manner.
The appellation system of Greece:
- Protected Geographical Origins (P.D.O)
- Protected Geographical Identification (P.G.I.)
- Epitrapezios Oinos, regular table wine.
Retsina is a traditional wine aged in pine barrels.
The main wine growing regions of Greece are:
Aegean Islands, Crete, Ionian Islands, Macedonia, Peloponnese, Thessaly.
- RED: Xinomavro, Agiogirtiko, Mavrodaphne, Liatiko.
- WHITE: Assyrtiko, Athiri, Malagousia, Moschofilero, Robola.
The most famous wine in Hungary comes from the foothills of the Zemplén Mountains in the north of the Country, where thanks to the Bogrog river and humid Autumns the noble rot creates botrytised (‘aszu’) grapes that make possible the creation of a great dessert wine called Tokaji Aszu’. These grapes are individually picked and crushed into a paste. Depending on the amount of aszú paste added to the wine we calculate the sweetness in ‘puttonyos’. The main grapes used to make Tokaji are Furmint, Harslevelu’ and Muscat Blanc a petit grains.