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Liatiko

The red grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Aleatiko, Liatico, Liatis and Stafili Tu Louliou. It is believed that the variety (among many others) for the production of the famous Malvasia wines was used as early as the 13th century by the historic Greek port Monemvasia shipped out or exported. It may, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological or name similarities not with the Italian variety Aleatico, as well as the no longer cultivated Mavrodiates. Mavroliatis and Mayrodiates be confused. According to the year 2011 DNA analysis exists one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety korinthiaki, The long-standing assumption that this is a seedless mutation The Liatiko acts was refuted by it.

The early ripening (from which the name derives after the Greek "Iouliatiko" for July), very productive vine is prone to falseness mildew. bunch rot and virus, as well as sensitive to drought, It produces light-colored, fine spicy red wines with moderate acidity and soft tannins, often with the more colorful varieties Mandilaria and Kotsifali be blended. She is on some islands in the Aegean, in Macedonia but most of all Crete grown where they are for the POP reds Dafnes and Sitia is allowed. In 2010, the Greek acreage was 1,211 hectares, with a steep decline (compared to 2,476 hectares in 2000).

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

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