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The white grape variety comes from Crete-Greece. Synonyms are Abidano, Abidiano, Abudiano, Avidiano and Bidiano. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2009, it is closely related to the varieties Thrapsathiri and Vilana, which also occur on the island. The early to medium ripening vine is moderately resistant to downy mildew, but susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces alcohol-rich white wines with fresh acidity and aromas of lime, apricot and tropical fruits. The almost extinct variety has been reactivated by some producers through new plantings. However, no stock was recorded in 2010 (Kym Anderson).

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

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