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The red grape variety (also called carnachalas) originates from Greece. In Wine Grapes, it is described as an independent, obscure vine, which is cultivated in the area of Evros in north-eastern Thrace. In the VIVC catalogue it is not listed as an independent variety and is only mentioned as a synonym for Prokupac. The late ripening variety is grown in blends with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but also as a single variety. It is not clear whether there is actually an independent variety of this name. In any case, in 2016, no stocks were identified under this name (Kym Anderson).

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