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The red grape variety comes from Greece. The name derives either from the city of Corinth (between Peloponnese and mainland) or from the island Zakynthos from. There are over 100 Synonyms, the main alphabetically grouped by country are Zante Currant ( Australia ); Corinthian Noir, Epicier, Raisin de Corinth ( France ); Korinthiaki Stafida, Korinthiaki Stafis, Korinthiaki Staphis, Lianoroghi, Lianorogi, Lianroghi, Mavri Corinthiaki, Mavri Korinthiaki, Mavri Korinziaki, Mavri Stafida, Stafida, Stafida Mavro, Stafidambelo, Stafidampelos, Staphida Mavri, Staphidampelo, Staphis ( Greece ); Aiga Passera, Alga Passera, Corino Nero, Corinto Nero, Passeretta Nera, Passerilla, Passerille, Passaria di Liparia, Passarina Nera, Passerina Nera, Passula di Corinto, Uva Nera Passa di Corinto, Uva Nera Passera di Corinto, Uva Passa, Uva Passa Minima, Uva Passa Nera ( Italy ); Black Corinth, Black Corinth, Black Corinto, Black Current, Black Current Grape, Currant Grape United States ); Crni Corinth ( Croatia ); Corinto Negro ( Spain ); Aproszemue Fekete, Kék Meguadan, Korinthusi Kék ( Hungary ).

Korinthiaki - grape and leaf

According to DNA analysis are neither the Italian table grape Corinto Bianco, nor the Greek variety Korinthiaki Lefki (Corinto Bianco) colored mutations, You may not with the morphological quite similar Termarina Rossa be confused. After DNA analysis in 2011, there is probably one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety Liatiko, The long-standing assumption that the Korinthiaki is a seedless mutation from Liatiko was disproved by it.

The seedless Berries have an intense sweet taste. The vine is mainly used for the production of currants (small-berry, flavor-intense raisins ) and as table grape but also used for wine. Larger areas are available in Australia (1,200 ha), Greece (44,000 ha), California (1,000 ha) and in the Turkey (6,000 ha). Only a very small proportion of it is used (if at all) for wine production. In 2010, a vineyard with 54 acres was designated, of which 4 in Chile and 50 in Italy (Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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