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The red grape variety comes from Greece. Synonyms are Gyftokoritho, Gyphtokoritho, Kaltsakouli, Kaltzakouli, Kartsakouli, Katsacoul, Katskouli, Katsacoulias and Katsakoulia. The medium to late-maturing, high-yielding vine is sensitive to drought or drought. It produces acidic red wines. The variety is mainly cultivated on the island of Zakynthos and in small quantities on the Peloponnese and is blended with the Avgoustiatis and Skylopnichtis varieties to produce red and rosé wines. A white-berry variety is said to exist on the island of Euboea in central Greece (Pierre Galet). However, no stocks were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson)

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

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