The white grape variety originates from Greece. Synonyms are Aspro, Gavus, Tsaousiko, Tsaousia and Tssaousis. It should not be confused with the Turkish variety Çavuş (with the synonym Tsaousi) (unlike the latter, it has male and female flowers). According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between Korithi Aspro x Mavrodaphne. However, this is based on only 17 DNA markers (see molecular genetics). The medium ripening vine is susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces fresh, fruity white wines with aromas of melon, stone fruit and honey. The variety is also used as table grape. It is mainly cultivated on the Ionian island of Kefallonia, where it is mainly used as a blending partner. Smaller populations exist in the two regions of Macedonia and Thrace. However, no stocks were reported in 2016 (Kym Anderson statistics).
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