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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) is famous for the production Malvasia wines was used by the historic Greek port as early as the 13th century Monemvasia were shipped or exported from. Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological or name similarities not to the Italian variety Aleatico, as well as the no longer cultivated Mavrodiates. Mavroliatis and Mayrodiates be confused. According to in 2011 DNA analysis there is one Parent-offspring relationship with the variety korinthiaki, The long-held assumption that this is a coreless mutation the Liatiko act was thereby refuted.

The early ripening (from which the Greek "Iouliatiko" for July derives its name), very productive vine is prone to the wrong 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. It is found on some islands in the Aegean, in Macedonia, but most of all on Crete grown where they are for the POP red wines Dafnes and Sitia is allowed. In 2010, the Greek acreage was 1,211 hectares with a downward trend (in 2000 it was 2,476 hectares).

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

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