Appellation on the north coast of the Greek peninsula Peloponnese, It is named after the port city of the same name (Patch) and capital of the region of western Greece on the Gulf of Patras of the Ionian Sea. In the 19th century, especially currants ( raisins ) exported to Great Britain and France. When buying currants, the German Gustav Clauss (1825-1908) came to the area and founded in 1872 Achaia Clauss, one of the largest and still existing wine trading companies Greece,
The vineyards cover around 4,000 hectares of vineyards in the Achaia district, making Patras the largest Greek POP area. Most of them form a coherent unit, but there are also many small vineyard islands. Above all, the autochthonous varieties Mavrodaphne. Roditis. Sideritis and korinthiaki, and Moscato Aspro ( Muscat Blanc ) grown. There are four in total POP appellations, Patras covers the entire area, the other three appellations are each more narrowly limited areas.
The white wine Patras will unmixed produced from Roditis and dry. medium-dry and lovely expanded. The sweet white wines Muscat from Patras and Muscat from Rio Patras (Rio is a municipality) are made from Moscato Aspro and as a single variety Vin doux naturel (fueled) or Vin naturellement doux generated. The sweet red wine Mavrodaphne from Patras is made from the varieties Mavrodaphne and Korinthiaki in Port wine style vinified. It has to mature in wooden barrels for at least one year. From two years in the barrel and one year in the bottle, he can call himself a reserve, after seven years (at least three in barrel and bottle) he can call himself a Grand Reserve. Well-known producers are Achaia Clauss Antonopoulos Katogi Averoff. Kourtakis. Parparoussis and Tetramythos,