Is white wine variety that is found mainly in the Cyclades, Euboea, Laconia and occasionally in other Aegean islands. Her name is likely to come from the area of Monemvasia, although no precise information as to its origin.
It is a variety of lively and very productive. Formed mainly in cup shapes education (in old vineyards and the islands) but also in Royat (for new vineyards, the eastern Peloponnese) and receiving short pruning. Produces an average of two grapes per fruit shoot, the third and fourth node.Grapes are also produced from the buds of the shoot base. Shows great resistance to major diseases.
The grapes are large.The berries are medium sized, oval. The skin is greenish yellow color and rather thin and the flesh is soft, colorless and juicy, fine characteristic aroma.
Monemvasia is a variety which is believed to have taken part, together with others to manufacture the celebrated during the Middle Ages, "Malvazia" wine. Today is of great economic importance to certain islands of the Cyclades and especially for Paros. Used for table wine production in various regions of southern Greece, alone or in synoinopoiisi with other varieties, but also for making wine Appellation of Origin of Superior Quality (OPAP) "Paros". The wine OPAP produced in Paros is red dry. These wines are produced from the synoinopoiisi Mandilaria color range (in proportion Monemvasia / Mandilaria: 2 / 1). Produced and white dry wine OPAP "Paros" only the variety of Monemvasia. Wines part, where the wine is elegant, characterized by intense feeling fragrant and full of flavor.
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