The white grape variety originates from Greece. Synonyms are Aspro, Condoura, Dobraina Aspri, Dombraina Aspri, Doubraina Aspri, Doumpraina Lefki, Doumprena Aspri, Kontoura Lefki, Koudoura Aspri, Kountoura Aspri, Perachoritico, Perachoritiko, Perahoritiko, Parachoritis, Sabates, Sabbathiano, Sabbatiano, Sakeiko, Saturday Grape, Savathiano, Savvatiano, Savvatiano Perachoritiko, Stamatiano, Tsoumprena, Tsoumprena Aspre, Tsoumprena Lefki. It should not be confused with the variety Xynisteri, despite synonyms that seem to indicate it. It is also not a mutation of the red variety Mandilaria (with synonym Kountoura Mavri). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumed natural cross between Roditis x Karystino. However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see Molecular genetics).