The red grape variety comes from Cyprus, Synonyms are Aloupostaphylo, Bambakada, Bambakina, Maratheftico, Marathefticon, Maratheftikon, Marathophiko, Mavrospourtiko, Pambakada, Pambakina, Pampakia, Vambakadha, Vambakina and Vamvakada. The variety was first mentioned in 1893 by the French ampelographer Pierre Mouillefert. The name probably derives from the Marathasa Valley in the Troodos Mountains. According to 2005 DNA analysis There is a close relationship to the variety Aspro X,
The late-ripening vine is prone to real mildew, but resistant to other diseases. It is a pure female grape That is why they often used to alternately in rows mixed with the two varieties for the purpose of improving pollination Mavro and Spourtiko was grown. It was only recently that varietal areas were created. A peculiarity of Resborte is that after the blossom lots shoots fall off and regrow later. This results in grapes with different maturity. The vine yields vivid red wines with appropriate aging aging potential, which are mainly used as a blend. The acreage in 2010 was 152 hectares (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012