Also known as: Kalambaki
An indigenous red variety originated from the island of Limnos, referred to as ‘Limnia Staphyli’ in the "Onomasticon" of Polydeuces.
Today it is also cultivated in Halkidiki, Xanthi, Evro, Rodopi, Kavala, Serres, Karditsa and Larissa.
This variety produces high-alcohol wines of medium acidity and with a light, distinctive aroma (reminiscent of sage and laurel), medium colour and body.
The Limnio variety is blended with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grape varieties to produce the dry red V.Q.P.R.D. " Cotes de Meliton" and is also used in produceing certain Local Wines (Agioreitikos, Makedonikos, Ismarikos, Thrakikos) and table wines.