Peloponnese report - first stop Nemea
The Peloponnese, shown in camouflage-green on the map (courtesy of All About Greek Wine), is a fantastic area for wine - plenty of high-quality autochthonous varieties both red and white and an extremely diverse landscape for the 22,000 or so hectares of vines - from low down and close to the sea in the south around Monemvasia to right up at 1,100 metres in the north near Patras via the high plateau of Mantinia in the centre. Standing in a sunny but windy vineyard in the far south and looking up to see snow-topped mountains highlighted the beauty and drama of this huge almost-island. The trip was necessarily selective but...
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