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Goustolidi

The white grape variety comes from Greece; the name means "August jewel". Synonyms are Augoustelidi, Augoustelli, Avgoustolidi, Bostilidas, Goustoulidi, Goystolidi, Rompola, Vostilida, Vostilidi and Voustolidi. According to 2000 and 2007 DNA analysis there is one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Theiako Mavro, as well as a close genetic relationship to the variety often confused with it Robola (Rompola). Goustolidi is not a color mutation of the red variety Avgoustiatis (with the same synonyms). According to DNA analyzes carried out in 2013, Goustolidi is one of the many direct descendants of Gouais Blanc; the second parent is unknown.

The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to drought and Botrytis but prone to both mildews, It produces rustic, alcohol-rich white wines with moderate acidity, which, for example, match other autochthonous varieties in traditional white wine Verdea be used. The variety is found in the two Ionian Islands Kefallonia and Zakynthos, as well as on the Peloponnese grown. The acreage in 2010 was 68 hectares (ten years earlier it was 112 hectares).

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

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