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Potamissi

The white grape variety comes from Greece. Synonyms are Aspropotamisio, Aspropotamissi, Potamisi, Potamisiès, Potamisio, Potamisio Lefko and Potamissio Lefko. DNA analyses have not confirmed a suspected relationship with the Early Muscat variety. Whether there is a connection to the red variety Potamissi Mavro is not known. The medium-ripening, high-yielding vine is susceptible to trickle. It produces rather simple white wines, rich in alcohol and acidity, sometimes with a slight taste of tannins. These are used exclusively as blends. The variety is cultivated in the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea, especially on the island of Santorini, as well as on the Ionian island of Kythera.

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

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