Appellation on the north coast of the Greek peninsula Peloponnese, It is named after the port city of the same name (Greek Patra) and capital of the region of Western Greece on the Gulf of Patras of the Ionian Sea. In the 19th century, above all, currants ( raisins ) exported to 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 merchants Greece,
The vineyards cover approximately 4,000 hectares of vineyards in the district of Achaia, making Patras the largest Greek POP area. Most of them form a coherent unit, but there are also many small vineyard islands. Above all, here are the autochthonous varieties Mavrodaphne. Roditis. Sideritis and korinthiaki, as well as Moscato Aspro ( Muscat Blanc ) grown. There are four in total POP appellations, Patras covers the entire area, the other three appellations are each narrower areas.
The white wine Patras will unmixed produced from Roditis and dry. medium-dry and lovely expanded. The sweet white wines Muscat of Patras and Muscat of Rio Patras (Rio is a municipality) are varietal pressed from Moscato Aspro and as Vin doux naturel (talked about) or Vin naturellement doux generated. The sweet red wine Mavrodaphne from Patras is made from the varieties Mavrodaphne and Korinthiaki im Port wine style vinified. He has to mature for at least a year in a wooden barrel. From two years in the barrel and one year in the bottle he may reserve, at seven years (at least three each in barrel and bottle) he may call himself Grand Reserve. Well-known producers are Achaia Clauss, Antonopoulos, Katogi Strofilia. Kourtakis. Parparoussis and Tetramythos,