Abbreviation for the valid until 2009 Greek wine quality level "Onomasía Proelefséos Anotéras Piótitos" (origin designation of higher quality). This corresponds to one quality wine, The OPAP wines are with a red, over the cork running banderole characterized.
Another quality level is OPE (Onomasía Proelefséos Eleghoméni = Controlled Denomination of Origin). The production regulations are identical to OPAP, but there are also higher requirements sugar content, This is Sweet wines from the historical areas Kefallonia. Limnos. Patras. Rhodes and Samos declared. The OPE wines are marked with a blue band over the cork.
With the extensively changed EU wine market order 2009 became the new term POP (Prostatevomenis Onomasías Proelefsis), which is valid for both. OPAP and OPE may still be used alternatively or additionally as traditional names. See the new terms and conditions in detail below Greece, as well as more information quality system,