Other indigenous grapes

Although Savatiano dominates the plantings in Attiki, other Greek grape varieties can also be found in the local vineyards.

White and Pink-skinned grapes

In qualitative terms, the most important other white varieties there are Assyrtiko and Malagousia, followed by Athiri and Aidani.

Assyrtiko is highly adapted to the dry, warm conditions that prevail in Attiki and its plantings are constantly increasing. It produces high-quality examples that are closer in style to the Assyrtiko of Santorini. They display high acidity and greater austerity compared to the more aromatic expressions from mainland Greece. Malagousia wines are assertive, bursting with fruity aromas and spiciness. On higher slopes with a slightly cooler climate, the wines display greater elegance and freshness. The grape performs very well in cooler years.

Roditis is another important grape in Attiki. It is commonly blended with Savatiano for the production of dry wines. It takes part also in the PGI Retsina of Attiki (ΠΓΕ Ρετσίνα Αττικής).


Undoubtingly, Attiki is white wine territory, however, there are minor plantings of red grapes destined for the production of rosé and red PGI wines. Among these grapes, Agiorgitiko is the most important followed by the Aegean Mandilaria. The latter is used in the production of refreshing rosés and dry red PGI wines. Because of its phenolic character, Mandilaria is usually blended with other red grapes. During the last decade, a number of other Greek varieties, such as Limniona and Mouchtaro are slowly finding a place in Attiki’s vineyard.