αμπελώνες στις Πλαγιές Αιγιάλειας, slopes of aigialeia vineyards

Aigialeia holds a special place in the universal vinemap…

It is well known that the most appropriate areas for vine cultivation are between the annual isotherms of 10 to 20◦C equivalent to the latitudes of 30◦ to 50◦ degrees in both northern and southern hemisphere. We find the Aigialeian slopes on the exact same latitude as the Napa Valley vineyards in California 38,1◦-38,3◦.

slopes of aigialeia
The slopes of Aigialeia are slightly to the north and 150km west of Athens in the Northern Peloponnese. They range from the Isthmus of Corinth to just before the Rio-Antirio Bridge, one of the world’s longest multi-span cable-stayed bridges (2.252m) that unites the Peloponnese with central Greece.
slopes of aigialeia
The distinctive features of the Aigialeian slopes are:

  1. the high altitude of the vineyards (700-1000m)
  2. the ground gradient that is due to the steep geomorphological earth relief of the area
  3. its proximity to the Corinthian Gulf which is one of the 3 most interesting areas of the world from a geological point of view.

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