Vineyards surface: 667 ha | Annual Wine Production: 36.000 HL | Wineries: 9
P.D.O.: Monemvasia-Malvasia (2010) white sweet
White: Kidonitsa, Monemvasia, Assyrtiko, Asproudes, Petroulianos
Reddish: Roditis, Gewürztraminer
Red: Mavroudi, Agiorgitiko
Monemvasia in Laconia was historically known for its wine, the legendary Malvasia, which had been traded by the Venetians and the Genoese since the 12th century A.D.
The Francs had named the castle of Monemvasia, at the edge of the Laconian peninsula, Malvasia. Τhe same name was used to call the whole area, the grape variety, as well as the wine, the famous byzantine Monemvasian wine. During its time, which lasted for more than five centuries, it was also known as “the black wine from the white grapes”.
Back to today, the wine was established in 2010 as designation Monemvasia-Malvasia.
The vineyard in Lakonia is relatively new, it stretches mainly around the cities of Sparta and Monemvasia. It is characterized by the cultivation of mainly Greek varieties.
The white variety Monemvasia participates by 50% in the sun-dried P.D.O. Monemvasia-Malvasia, combined with the grapes Asproudes and Kidonitsa.
The white Kidonitsa is grown almost exclusively in Lakonia.