A remarkable white variety of Epirus, grown mainly in Zitsa and sporadically in other regions (Arcadia, Thesprotia, Thessaloniki, Karditsa, Larissa and Trikala), spanning a total 750 hectares.
It ripens after mid September and yields dry wines with medium alcoholic strength, a distinctive fruity aroma and crisp palate as well as semi-sparkling wines of note.
The Debina produces the dry still wines, and the dry and semi-sweet sparkling wines of Zitsa (V.Q.P.R.D. and V.M.Q.P.R.D. `Zitsa` respectively) as well as the Vin de Pays of Ioannina.
[Text and photos taken from the book 'Wine-producing varieties of the Greek vineyard' by Haroula Spinthiropoulou - Olive Press Publications, 2000 (in Greek)]