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