The white grape 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 were done DNA analysis exists one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Theiako Mavro, as well as a close genetic relationship to the often confused with her variety Robola (Rompola). Goustolidi is not a color mutation the red variety Avgoustiatis (with same synonyms). According to 2013 DNA analyzes, Goustolidi is one of the many direct offspring 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, for example, with other indigenous varieties in traditional white wine Verdea be used. The variety is on 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 had been 112 hectares).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012