White Dry Wine (BIO) from selective vineyards from Zitsas mountains (Epirus, Greece). Protected designation of origin (PDO) Zitsa Grapes are handpicked early in the morning, transported in small baskets and are then chilled in 8-10 oC in a pneumatic press. Classical white vinification takes place at low temperature fermentation to pronounce the varietal aromas of citrus, apple and cinnamon. It has pale straw yellow color with soft greenish tints and a persistent brilliant perlage. Fresh bouquet with notes of white flowers and green apple. Fine, stony, delicate palate, a moderate body, with notes of cinnamon at the finish
From Zitsas mountains two of the finest examples of sparkling wine. The native varieties, Debina, Vlahiko and Bekari are blended with other varieties from Epirus and Greece offering a fresh, vivid and fruity sparkling wine.
Zoinos Winery, the oldest and the biggest wineproducer company in the North-West Greece, is actually the sequel of the co-operative Winery which was established in Zitsa-Epirus back in 1972 aiming for the improved cultivation of the indigenous varieties Debina, Vlahiko and Bekari.
The same time, the PDO region of Zitsa was adopted. That meant that the wine was coming from the legally-defined vinegrowing area, was produced from the local varieties, was vinified using the area's traditional technique and had specific organoleptic characteristics.
The PDO region Zitsa includes two types of the fragrant PDO wine which are produced from the white grape variety Debina. A Still and a Sparkling one.
The last five years , the company run a number of investments in order to upgrade its Winery. It uses innovative methods of cultivation and vinification not only to the local varieties (Debina, white - Vlahiko, Bekari, red) but to the wider-known as well, such as Chardonnay, Traminner, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Zitsa Winery is a company with past , present but mostly a promising future as the national and international awarded products can indicate.