The historic green Savatiano varietal is among the Greek vineyards' most planted and used grapes. Used itself or in a mix with other varietals, this grape accounts for a significant amount of the white wines produced in the Attika region, located just outside Athens.
Traditionally connected to the production of Retsina, many wineries produce Savatiano wines today without added pine resin and the results are impressive. Wines on Savatiano have a pleasant level of acidity and alcohol, and it is often found in combination with Assyrtiko and Roditis grapes, and even Sauvignon Blanc.
Savatiano wines are known for notes of dried wild herbs, green apple, lime and honeydew. With notes of fruit that make for easy drinking, Savatiano often offers great value for money.