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Volcanic Vineyards

In Greece, volcanic vineyards are located exclusively in Santorini, where the vineyards are planted on volcanic soils layers of which are 30 to 50 meters thick, a product of volcanic activity on the island over the millennia. These soils are very thickly layered, sandy and infertile and in combination with the arid climate, seems to be responsible for the very high acidity of the grape of Santorini. The sandy nature of the soil allows the roots of the vine to penetrate deep, thereby offsetting the low humidity and soil fertility. Also, due to the nature of the soil of Santorini, the renewal of the vine achieved by pruning the aboveground "basket" every 80 years or so, leaving the root system intact to germinate again.