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Avgoustiatis

The red grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Avgoustella, Aygoustiates and Avgoustiatis Noir. The "August" in the name refers to early maturity. Although there are the same synonyms with the light berry variety Goustolidi there is, but there is no relationship with this. But there is a possible relationship to the variety Mavrodaphne, The medium maturing variety is susceptible to the wrong and moderate to the real mildew, It produces acidic red wines with mild tannins. The variety is on the Ionian Islands ( Corfu ), where it is the second most common type of red wine, as well as on Peloponnese and the Cyclades grown. The acreage in 2008 was 108 hectares.

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

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