Traditional white wine from the Ionian island Zakynthos (Greece), in addition to the Retsina one of the two wines with the special predicate OKP (protected from origin and with traditional winepress method) is excellent. The name comes from the Italian "verde" (green, meaning "the green") and was already mentioned in the 19th century; the Ionian Islands were under Italian influence for a very long time ( Venice ). The wine has nothing to do with the Italian grape variety Verdea to do. It is made from white varieties with very different degrees of maturity. These are Skiadopoulo (fully ripe, with at least 75% share, which is often fallen short of experience), Areti. Goustolidi (very sweet, already rosiniert ), Pavlos ( Malvasia Bianca Lunga ) and Robola produced.
The grapes are read together and also processed together (meaning, accordingly, a Mixed set ). The grapes are pressed after a short maceration and matured (often without filtration ) in small oak barrels until at least the next autumn and longer. By different strengths oxidative expansion The slightly cloudy to 15% vol alcoholic and acidified wine has a yellow to brownish color with green tone. He has a certain similarity with Orange Wine, Previously, the classic Verdea was tapped directly from the barrels in the taverns, but today bottled. Recently, there are also lighter, only slightly oxidized variants.