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Greek name (Engl. "Kringel", also Koulouri or Klada) for a special cultivation system of vines practised on the two Aegean Cyclades islands of Paros and Santorini. These are the autochthonous varieties Aïdani Aspro, Athiri Aspro and Assyrtiko. The canes are twisted in a circle after pruning in spring; the shape of the bushy vines is reminiscent of baskets, wreaths or large birds' nests. The outward-growing leaves thus protect the grapes inside against the eternal strong wind, whereby the summer Meltemi from the north with fine grains of sand is particularly feared. In addition, the baskets, which often sit in hollows, collect the water from the very rare rainfall, especially in summer. For the complex of topics, see complete lists of relevant terms under the keywords vine training (systems) and vineyard maintenance (activities).

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