Greek Grape varieties

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Chondromavro

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The red grape variety native to Greece . Synonyms are Chondromavrouda, Chondromavroudi, Chondromavroudo and Khondromavroud. You may not use the Morphology different species (Be confused (with the confusing synonym Chondromavro) DNA but are from, Booth 2013). The late-ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis . It provides low-acid wines with soft tannins, also known as Liastos are produced (sweet wine made ​​from dried grapes). The variety is […]

Daphni

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Dafni is a light-skinned white wine grape from Crete, brought back from the brink of extinction by a couple of dedicated wineries (ex. Lyrarakis) The name dafni is Greek for “laurel”, which, incidentally, is the defining aroma of Dafni-based wines. There is a clear parallel here with Portugal’s Loureiro, whose distinctive scent and name are both that of Laurus nobilis, the […]

Debina

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Debina is a white cultivar most closely associated with the mountainous region of Zitsa in northwestern Greece. There, Debina is used to produce dry, semi-sweet and sparkling wines, all of which must be varietal. Lightly sparkling wines are the most common style produced in Zitsa, which are fresh and delicate on the palate. The Zitsa region is gaining recognition as […]

Fokiano

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Fokiano is cultivated in the islands of Samos, Ikaria, in Cyclades, Dodecanese and Peloponnese. It is a variety which is vigorous, productive, and resistant to illnesses and dryness. The grapes’ size is big, with red pigmentation. Fokiano gives red wines with rich colour and aromas. We also use it for the production of rose wines.

Gaidoura

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Gaidoura is an extremely rare grape variety that is grown on the Greek island of Santorini, where it has a very minor, but interesting role in blended white wines. Together with its blending partner, Katsano, Gaidoura represents just 1 percent of total vineyard area on the island. For full description please see www.winesearcher.com

Greek grape varieties

by Cornelius Wesseling
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Greek grape varieties from A to…X  (under “more on this variety” you will find extensive information, courtesy WineSearcher, or others) Agiorgitiko The notable and mostly sought after, grape of Nemea. It gives wines with beautiful dark red colour and rich velvety taste. More on this variety  Aidani White grape with aromas of flowers cultivated mostly […]

Kakotrygis

by Cornelius Wesseling
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You white grape native to Greece . Synonyms are Kako Tryghi, Kakotriguis, Kakotriki and Kakotryghis. Probably it comes vonm one of the Ionian Islands . The early ripening grape is susceptible to downy Mildew . It provides soft-bodied white wines with moderate acidity. The variety is produced in small quantities on the island of Corfu grown (Kérkyra). There is also a red berry […]

Kanachalades

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The red variety (also Karnachalas) comes from Greece . The rare species is in the area of Evros in north-eastern Thrace grown. The late-ripening grape is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot expanded, but also unmixed. (Courtesy Wein-plus)

Katsakoulias

by Cornelius Wesseling
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The red grape native to Greece. Synonyms are Gyftokoritho, Kaltsakouli, Kaltzakouli, Kartsakouli, Katskouli and Katsakoulia. The medium to late maturing, high-yielding vine is sensitive to Drought . It provides an acid-stressed red wine. The species is mainly on the island of Zakynthos and in small quantities on Peloponnese grown. A variety Viscum there is on the island of Euboea ( Central Greece ).

Katsano

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Katsano is an extremely rare Greek grape variety that is grown on the island of Santorini, Greece. Gavalas Winery is the only commercial producer making varietal wine from Katsano. Even in this example, it is more common for the wine to be blended with another obscure grape variety, Gaidoura. For full description please see www.winesearcher.com