Introduction

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Introduction

There are three main characteristics that determine the type of wine:

1. Color
Based on this, the wines are divided into three categories, White, Rosé and Red. The color of the wine comes from both the color of the grapes and the winemaking methods. But it is possible to make white wines from red grapes too.

2. Sugars
Depending on the content of sugar, the wines are divided into dry, medium-dry, medium-sweet and sweet. The Greek legislation clearly defines the required sugar content that categorizes a wine as dry or medium-dry etc.

3. Carbon dioxide
Depending on the content, the wines are characterized as still or sparkling. The source of the carbon dioxide can be the alcoholic fermentation or it can be by addition of CO2.

 

The Greek legislation distinguishes between four categories of quality in wines:

A. Protected Designation of Origin (PDO)
This category of wines includes the Greek wines with Designation of Origin, namely VQPRD. These are high quality wines, made ​​of grapes from specific varieties, locations and production methods. Under the Greek law, there are 27 small wine producing regions of quality wines, such as  Nemea, Mantinia, Naoussa, Samos, Santorini etc. These wines bear the numbered State seal on the bottle neck.

B. Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)
This category of wines includes all Regional Wines and those with "Traditional Designation" that also have geographical indication, such as Verdea and the15 different retsinas (PGI Wines of Greece).

C. Varietal wines
The varietal wines are a category of wine, which will fit those table wines qualifying by the Article 63 of Regulation 607/2009. These wines can indicate on the label the vintage and the varietal composition (but not the geographical indication), unlike ordinary table wines.

D. Table wines
The table wines are a wine category incorporating all wines that are not part of the PDO and PGI categories, nor of the varietal wine category. Table wines cannot bare the vintage and the varietal composition on the label.

 

Based on the above classifications the Cooperative Winery's wines can be classified in the following table:

 

Type \ Quality

WHITE

ROSE

RED

DRY

DRY

DRY

MEDIUM SWEET

PDO ΝΕΜΕΑ

    Nemea Special 0,75 L Nemeamedium sweet 0,75 L
    Nemea 0,75 L  
    Nemea Reservé 0,75 L  
    Nemea GrandeReservé 0,75 L  
    Nemea Dikteos 0,75 L  
    Nemea Oritis 0,75 L  

PGI PELOPONNESE

Hercules Myth 0,75 L   Agiorgitiko Special 2 L  
The Little white 0.187 L   Hercules  Myth 0,75 L  
 Golden Legend 0.75L Golden Legend 0.75L Golden Legend 0.75L  
    Liogerma 0,75 L  
    1937 3 L  
    The Little Red 0.187 L  

TABLE WINE

Oenolatris Bag-in-box 5 L Oenolatris Bag-in-box 5 L Oenolatris Bag-in-box 5 L Oenolatris Bag-in-box 5 L
Oenolatris Bag-in-box 10 L Oenolatris Bag-in-box 10 L Oenolatris Bag-in-box 10 L Oenolatris Bag-in-box 10 L
Oenolatris Bag-in-box 20 L Oenolatris Bag-in-box 20 L Oenolatris Bag-in-box 20 L Oenolatris Bag-in-box 20 L
Oenolatris PET 1,5 L Oenolatris PET 1,5 L Oenolatris Extra Quality BiB 10 L Oenolatris PET 1,5 L
Hercules PET 0,75 L   Oenolatris Extra Quality BiB 20 L  
 1/2 0.5L  1/2 0.5L Oenolatris PET 1,5 L  
    Hercules PET 0,75 L