The grape variety originates from Greece. Synonyms are Fileri, Fileri de Menidi, Fileri Mantineias, Fileri Menidiou, Fileri Moschato, Fileri Trigoleos, Fileri Tripoleos, Moschophilero, Moskhofilero and Xanthofilero. It was first mentioned as early as 1601. Especially in the case of the vine known as Fileri Mantineias, there are various varieties (clones) which differ in berry colour, berry size, leaf shape and also in taste, but which are genetically identical according to DNA analyses carried out in 2005. These include Asprofilero (white), Fileri Kokkino (red), Mavrofilero (dark) and Xanthofilero (yellow). Most of the varieties have a berry colour ranging from pink to dark red. Common features are the late ripening and the high yield. The wines made from it can be quite different, but are usually rather low in alcohol with a fresh, aromatic taste. The variety is mainly cultivated in the region of Macedonia and in the Peloponnese in the Mantinia appellation. It is used for white wines, Róseweine, sparkling wines and also as a table grape.The area under cultivation of all varieties totalled 1,088 hectares in 2016 (Kym AndersonAnderson Kym).
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