The famous & unexplored variety of Zitsa
Debina is a thoroughbred Greek white wine grape variety, delicate and crispy. Its origins are located in the beautiful Zitsa of Ioannina, where it is grown on the hilltops of the six villages in the famous Wine Region of Zitsa. It is considered to be unique in its kind due to the fruity, classy and elegant aromas of apple, pear and peach, which certainly can seduce the most demanding wine lover.
A few hundreds of years back, it was the basic indigenous variety from which the wine makers of the area made the famous sparkling and semi-sparkling wine of Zitsa. Based on this fact, it is considered ideal for the production of sparkling wines. However, it is also suitable for the production of elegant, youthful dry white wines and so, it has rightly been designated as a P.D.O. variety (Protected Designation of Origin, Zitsa).
Domaine Glinavos produces wines of many types from this particular wine grape variety as well as the exceptional tsipouro of Epirus by exploiting the trilogy; ideal soil, climate, grape variety. The contemporary oenological knowledge enriched with elements from the local tradition set off the trilogy. In whatever form Debina is tasted, it is sure to steal the scene not only because of its uniqueness and authenticity, but also due to the fact that even today, it is considered to be among the unexplored varieties.