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Peloponnese (GB)
Péloponnèse (F)
Peloponeso (ES)
Peloponeso (PO)
Peloponnesos (N)
Peloponneso (I)

In the south of the mainland of Greece located peninsula with around 21,000 km² (modern Morea); the name means "island of the Pelops" after a mythological figure. It is completely separated from the mainland by the artificial canal of Corinth, which was artificially created in 1893 and over six kilometers long. Here are the strongholds of ancient culture such as Epidaurus, Mistra, Mycenae, Olympia (the location of the ancient Olympic Games) and Sparta. Already in the antiquity there was a flourishing wine culture here. The port city lies at the southwest tip Monemvasia, which in the Middle Ages was a famous hub for sweet Dessert wines was and from which the name used for many grape varieties or wines Malvasia derives. In 2010 it was the fourth POP -Appellation Monemvasia Malvasia created and thus revived the historic sweet wine.

Map of Greece with Ploponnes

Around a quarter of Greek wine is produced in the Peloponnese. In large quantities too table grapes and raisins (Currants) produced as an important export item. These vineyards are mainly along the coast of the Gulf of Corinth and the Ionian Sea. The climate is very different, there is abundant rainfall in the west, but long dry periods with little rain in the east.

Most of the production is concentrated in the north in the largest POP area with around 4,000 hectares Patras, The POP areas, which are up to 800 meters high, are located in the mountainous center Nemea (2,100 hectares) and Mantinia, Well-known producers are Constantin, Gioulis, Douros, Etko Kokkalis Kourtakis Lafkiotis Mercouri, Monemvasia, Oenoforos, Papantonis, Spyropoulos, Skouras, Stavropoulos and Tetramythos,

Greece map: From Pitichinaccio - own work, CC BY 3.0 , link
edited by Norbert FJ Tischelmayer 2/2018

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