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The white grape variety comes from Greece. Synonyms are Sklaba, Sklabes, Sklabos, Slaves and Skalvos. The name means "slave". The descent (parentage) is unknown. In spite of apparently indicating synonyms, it must not be confused with the two Italian varieties Alionza or Vernatsch (Schiava). The vigorous and high-yielding vine produces low alcohol white wines with fresh acidity. It is cultivated in the eastern Peloponnese. In 2010, however, no stock was reported (Kym Anderson).

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

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