There were certain periods in history, such as the centuries of Venetian rule, when the vineyards of Paros became particularly prominent. Monemvassia, 'malvasias oenos', is the white grape and Mandilaria the red one. Paros PDO Red is the only PDO wine whose composition includes both red and white grapes(3:1). That is the Parian way of taming the intense character of the Mandilaria grape. The entire island belongs to the Paros PDO zone.