The red variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Mavro de Messenicolas, Mavro de Messenikolas, Mavro of Messenikola, Messenikola Mavro and Noir de Messenikola. It is said that during the Ottoman rule it was brought by a Monsieur Nicola from France, from which the name of the grape variety and a community derive. According to DNA analysis However, there is a relationship to the kind Xinomavro which confirms a Greek origin. However, the parentage is unknown. The late-ripening vine is prone to fake mildew and Botrytis, It produces rather bright red wines. The variety is in the province of Karditsa in Thessaly grown where they are in the field fair Nikola Main component of the POP red wine is. In 2010, however, no stock was reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012