Messinianwine producers cultivate their vineyards with love
and passion to produce wine of exceptional quality. The large periods of
sunshine and the dry and warm climate conditions, which prevail in the area
during the maturity period of the grapes, ensure the quality of the harvest.
The varieties of Messinia have adapted very well to the area and are usually
found at an altitude above 200 meters and have a yield of 1,000 – 1,200 kilos
perstremma (1000 m2). Annual grape cultivation starts in January
with pruning and finishes in October when the grapes are harvested.Messinian
dry white and red wines have received Protected Geographical Indication (PGI)
status. These wines have excellent sensory properties, fruity aromas, bright
color and are full of flavor and taste.
Wine is exceptionally beneficial when consumed in moderation. It protects from cardiovascular disease because it inhibitsLDL cholesterol oxidation levels,decreases homocysteine levels, it has antioxidant properties as well as positive effects on haemostasis and endothelial function. It also has strong anticancer properties because of the antioxidant substances it contains. Red wine, especially, has a substantial number of polyphenols, including catechins and resveratrol, which are antioxidant and anticancer substances.
Moderate consumption of alcohol for individuals who have an average body weight is defined as having up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men, providing that the inclusion of wine in the daily diet of the person does not interfere with the caloric balance.