The red grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Athiri Noir, Mavratheri, Mavrathero, Mavrathira, Mavrathiri, Mavrathiro and Mavvathero. According to a non-verifiable hypothesis, it should be that of the doctor Galen (129-216) mentioned purple "Theraios Oinos". It is believed that the variety (among many others) is famous for the production Malvasia wines was used by the historic Greek port as early as the 13th century Monemvasia were shipped or exported from. The vine mainly serves as a blend for Mandilaria, It will agree to a small extent Cyclades Islands such as Santorini grown. In 2010, however, no more stands were identified (in 2000 it was 40 hectares). With the white variety Athiri Aspro it is a color mutation (or the other way around).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012