avgoustiatis

Avgoustiatis grape.

Avgoustiatis is a little-known red-wine grape variety found scattered around the Greek islands (most notably on Zakynthos) and the Peloponnese peninsula. The variety ripens relatively early in the growing season (several weeks earlier than Xynomavro), typically in August – which explains its name (Αυγουστιατης means “August” in Greek).

According to Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz (authors of the much-respected Wine Grapes), the variety “produces deeply colored wines with soft tannins and highish acidity”.

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