araklinos

Araklinos grape

The red grape variety native to Greece . Synonyms are Araclinos, Araklino and Raklino. It is believed that they with the variety vranac of Montenegro is the same, but there are corresponding DNA from (as of 2013). The medium-ripening vine is very sensitive to Drought . It provides soft-bodied red wines with moderate acidity. The rare species is in the west of the Peloponnese and the island of Kefalonia grown.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012