Athiri [ Ah thee' ree ]

Athiri is one of the most ancient of Greek grape varieties. The name of the grape indicates its origin from the Island of Santorini, also known as Thira, where it is used together with Assyrtiko and Aidani for the production of PDO Santorini wines. Athiri is found in other regions in Greece including Macedonia, Attica and Rhodes where it produces PDO Rhodes wines. Athiri grapes have a thin skin and give sweet and fruity juice. It produces wines slightly aromatic, having medium alcoholic content with low acidity.