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The red variety comes from Greece; the name means "black". Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Blue Cyprus Grape, Cyprus Grape ( Germany ); Kipreico Mavro, Kypreiko Mavro, Kypriotiko, Mavro Kyproy, Skuro Mavro, Staphili Mavro ( Greece Mainland); Cipro Nero, Cypro Nero ( Italy ); Korithi Mavro, Kritiko Mavro ( Crete ); Ntopio Mavro ( Cyprus ). Despite apparently indicative synonyms or morphological It must not be similar to the varieties Mavro Messenikola. Mavrodaphne. Mavrotragano. Mavroudi Arachovis or Mavrud be confused. Confusingly, there are many more varieties with Mavro in their name. in the VIVC catalog is an independent variety of Cyprus grape with the synonym Cypro Nero.

Mavro (Kypreiko) - grape

The variety was first developed in 1877 under the name Cipro Nero by the Italian ampelographer Giuseppe di Rovasenda (1824-1913) mentioned. By done in 2001 DNA analysis it was clarified that the Korithi Mavro (Central Greece) and Kritiko Mavro (Crete) varieties are identical. It is unknown whether the variety is in Cyprus, mainland Greece (Peloponnese) or maybe on Crete arose.

The medium to late ripening vine is very susceptible to fungal diseases such as Botrytis and real mildew, It produces alcohol-rich, but low-acid, low-color red wines. Due to the large berries it is also called table grape used. You will mostly on Cyprus grown and occupies around half of the vineyards here. In addition to the white Xynisteri it is part of the famous sweet wine Commandaria, The variety occupied a total of 3,575 hectares of vineyards in Cyprus in 2010 (the small areas in Greece are not recorded / taken into account). Compared to 2000 with 10,969 hectares at the time, there was an extreme reduction of almost 70%. It thus demonstrated in the worldwide varieties ranking rank 132.

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