The grape variety comes from Greece. Synonyms are Fileri, Fileri Mantineias, Moschophilero and Moskhofilero. It was first mentioned in 1601. Especially the vine called Fileri Mantineias has different varieties (clones), which differ in berry colour, berry size, leaf shape and also in taste, but 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 late ripening and high yield. The wines made from them can be quite different, but are usually rather low-alcohol with a fresh, aromatic taste. The variety is mainly cultivated in the region of Macedonia and Peloponnese in the appellation Mantinia. It is used for white wines, rose wines, sparkling wines and also as table grape. The cultivated area of all varieties was 1,111 hectares in 2010.
Spring: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012