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The red grape variety comes from Greece; the name means fig (?). Synonyms are Chiotis, Kiotes, Kiotis, Skiotis and Sykioti. The origin (parenthood) is unknown. The late-maturing, high-yielding vine is cultivated in the regions of Macedonia and Thessaly, as well as on Euboea in central Greece. There are also varietal wines. The press residues are also used for the distillation of the marc spirit Tsipouro

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

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