The red grape variety comes from Greece. Synonyms are Ampelakiotiko, Ampelakiotiko Mavro and Stavromavro. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The medium to late maturing vine produces spicy red wines with moderate alcohol and acidity. It is cultivated in the region of Thessaly at the foot of Mount Olympus, where it is permitted in POP red wine Rapsani with the varieties Krassato and Xinomavro. In 2010, 11 hectares of vineyard area were designated, with a sharp downward trend; ten years earlier, the figure was 104 hectares (Kym Anderson).