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The red grape variety originates from Greece. Synonyms are Krasata and Krasato. The parentage is unknown. The late-maturing, high-yielding vine is susceptible to powdery mildew. It yields spicy, alcohol-rich red wines with moderate tannin and acidity. The variety is grown in the Thessaly region at the foot of Mount Olympus, where it is registered with the varieties Stavroto and Xinomavro in the POP red wine Rapsani, and also in Macedonia. In 2016, five hectares of vines were reported, with a strong downward trend (Kym Anderson statistics).

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

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