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The red grape variety originates from Greece. The name means "black with crisp flesh". The parentage (parentage) is unknown. The medium to late ripening, rather low-yielding vine is generally resistant to diseases. It yields richly colored, tannic red wines with aromas of spice, cherry and wild berries and aging potential. The variety is cultivated on the Aegean island of Santorini in only very small quantities ungrafted cultivated. The vine, which is already threatened by extinction, was reactivated by two winegrowers. It is often used in blends with the Mandilaria variety, but it is also used to produce single-varietal wines. Due to the sugar-rich berries, it is excellently suited for the production of sweet wines and was/is used for the island speciality Vinsanto. The variety was included as a "passenger" of the "Ark of Taste" and thus belongs to the foodstuffs distinguished by Slow Food, which are to be protected and preserved from the endangerment by industrial agriculture and the food industry. However, no stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).

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