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The red grape variety comes from Crete or that Cyclades ( Greece ). Synonym are Kotrifali, Kotsiphali and Kotzifali. In the Greek vine database, the variety Korphiatiko (Corfiatis) described as identical. According to the geneticist Dr. José Vouillamoz however, the two varieties are different in terms of ampelography. The early to medium maturing vine is resistant to both mildews and Botrytis, It produces light red, alcohol-rich, but rather low-acid red wines with aromas of herbs and strawberries, which are primarily blended with the tannic and colorful variety Mandilaria be used. The variety is mainly based on Crete and also on some Aegean islands grown. In 2010, the acreage was 2,330 hectares.

Kotsifali - grape and leaf

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

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