Types of Greek wines
Besides wine categories, wines are categorized by the legislation into various types.
The first criterion of differentiation is the color, thus distinguishing wines into whites, rosés and reds. This feature depends on the kind of grape used for the production of the wine, as well as on the winemaking method used.
Depending on their sweetness, in other words, their sugar content, wines are divided into dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet. Their sweetness derives from the sugars that remain unfermented when the alcoholic fermentation is somehow stopped. It can be a natural stop, as is the case of Naturally Sweet Wines (Vins Naturellement Doux). There is also the case of an artificial stop in the alcoholic fermentation that occurs in Vins de Liqueur by adding alcohol.
Finally, depending on their diluted carbon dioxide content, wines are divided into still, semi-sparkling and sparkling.