Vertzami is another rare red grape from western Greece, mainly grown on the island of Lefkada but can also be found in western Peloponnese, and is almost insignificant in terms of volume.
Wines from Vertzami have an exceptionally dark and deep red colour, and possess significant aromatic intensity and a very particular aroma and taste profile of Eucalyptus and Cedar with notes of dark fruit and hints of oak.
Description: Rich, deep red color, with concentrated fruit on the nose, and flavors reminiscent of spices such as juniper berries and herbs, such as eucalyptus, and even generous tannins, acidity and moderate volume. These are the peculiar wines produced from this rare, of Italian origin, variety which is grown mainly in Lefkada in very small areas and in other Ionian Islands, Etoloakarnania, the Preveza and Achaia. It produces wines that mature and develop well when kept in barrels.
Vertzami wines are also tart, with smooth palate and medium body that feel young even after long aging. A meat-lover’s wine, it is perfect with red meat, especially with lamb.