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The white grape variety originates from Greece, namely from the island of Crete. Synonyms are Plito, Ploto, Pluto and Plytó. The medium ripening vine is susceptible to downy mildew and botrytis, and moderately susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces fresh white wines of moderate alcohol content with aromas of citrus, pears and grass. The variety is cultivated in mixed vineyards in the east of the island of Crete. The endangered variety was reactivated by the Lyrarakis brothers on 1.5 hectares. In the meantime, it is being cultivated again by several producers on around seven hectares (2011)

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

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