Savatiano is by far the most planted indigenous grape variety and probably one the most ancient ones in Greece. Its ability to deliver high yields even in hot and arid conditions turned it to the most favourable choice for vine growers, especially when back in the 80’s the demand for massive inexpensive white wine was high.
After two decades of “bad” reputation, Savatiano makes the come back as a catalyst for quality-driven rennaissance. Non-irrigated low yield bush savatiano vines can produce some very fine terroir-driven wines with great ageing potential.
In PGI Ritsona, white wines from Savatiano have zesty acidity and are softly fruity.
In PGI Thiva, wines are creamy in texture and mellow.