The red grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Agiomasto, Agoumastos, Azoumastos, Kalavritino Mavro, Kalavrytino Mavro, Mavro Kalavritino, Mavro Kalavrytiko, Rouge de Zante and Zante Rouge. Due to apparently indicative synonyms or morphological No similarities to the variety Psilomavro Kalavryton (Kalavritino) can be confused. The parentage is unknown. About a possible connection to the white variety Agoumastos Lefko nothing is known. The picture is a bit confusing, because after the name you expect dark-colored or black berries (mavro = black).
The late ripening vine is sensitive to Botrytis but resistant to both mildews, It produces ruby red, tannin-rich red wines with aromas of cherries, spices and violets. The variety is found in the mountains of Egialia and in Kalavrita in the northwest of the peninsula Peloponnese at 700 to 850 meters above sea level from the three wineries Cavino, Mega Spileo and Tetramythos grown under the name Mavro Kalavritino. In 2010, however, no holdings (not even under Mavro Kalavritino) were shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images : Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants,
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