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Roditis grapes

by | Feb 20, 2017

Roditis is referred to as a white wine grape variety that hails from Greece. In fact, this white wine grape variety is considered as the most seeded grape variety of Greece.


Roditis is also considered as the base wines for thousands of wines and therefore it plays a very important role in the process of wine-manufacturing in the Greek regions.

This variety of white wine grape variety is very versatile in nature and the locals have named it a humble grape variety.

As a matter of fact, this grape variety cannot be entirely considered as a white wine grape variety or red wine grape variety.

At the same time, this white wine grape variety cannot be called as a humble grape variety since it cannot always show all the favorable characteristics every time.

Moreover, the wines produced out of this grape variety are very much overpriced. Having said that, the wines produced out of this white wine grape variety are always value for money wines and this is the reason they are preferred by a great number of people on their tables.

Roditis is a grape variety which is planted and cultivated all throughout the regions of Epirus in Greece. It also serves as a very important blending grape in a number of PGI wines.

A good taming and care of the vines of this white wine grape variety may transform these vines into excellent vines that could also result in the preparation of the most amazing wines.

The property that the vines of this white wine grape variety exhibit also depends upon the regions where these vines are grown and developed.

Despite of being one of the most popular varieties of grape in Greece, this grape variety is not very much known to the world.

In fact, this grape is considered as the least explored Greek variety of grape. It entertains a great potential of developing itself in some of the most tasteful white wines of the world.

Wine grape varieties

This grape because of its versatile nature is used in the production of both blending as well as varietal wines of the world.

The most popular role played by this white wine grape variety exists in the resonated wine called Retsina along with another abundantly-planted grape variety called Savatiano.

This variety of grape is considered as a late ripener and the vines of this grape mostly complement the Mediterranean climate.

These vines show the best of their properties on the higher altitudes where there remains a significant shift in the diurnal temperature along with the soils that are well-drained.

The most notable wine regions where the plantation and cultivation of the vines of this grape variety are carried out at large are Greek colony of Anchialos as well as the regions of Thessaly, Volos and Peloponnese.

Sadly, this grape variety could be prone to over cropping in all kind of fertile areas on the low-lying plains and therefore the resulting wines so produced could be a little lacking in terms of their characteristics. This white wine grape variety is also known as Rhoditis.


This white wine grape variety has been originated in Greece. The plantation and cultivation of this white wine grape variety is carried out throughout the regions of Greece today.


The wines produced out of this white wine grape variety are considered as full bodied wines that could be a little complex.

These wines often exhibit the characters similar to those of apples and pears. This grape is permitted in a variety of appellations and most notably in the wines of Patras where this white wine grape variety is permitted as a varietal wine.

The wines produced out of this grape variety are considered as highly acidic wines which is certainly a plus point. These wines comprise of the aromas of almonds, fruits and citrus.

Food pairing

All the wines produced out of this white wine grape variety are paired the best when they are paired with the food items such as stuffed tomatoes with haloumi, baked potatoes as well as brownie with hot chocolate.


Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

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Michael is an online enthusiast, with a lot of knowledge about online marketing. Traveling around the world to hunt for the perfect wine. Latest on Sicily, where Etna has a huge impact on the taste, which is strong with a bitter aftertaste for the youngest wines, but older wines are fantastic. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one the passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

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