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Moschofilero

The grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Fileri, Fileri Mantineias, Moschophilero and Moskhofilero. It was first mentioned in 1601. The vine, known as Fileri Mantineias, is particularly diverse game types (Clones), which differ in berry color, berry size, leaf shape and also in taste, but according to 2005 DNA analysis are genetically identical. These include Asprofilero (white), Fileri Kokkino (red), Mavrofilero (dark) and Xanthofilero (yellow). Most of the varieties have a berry color ranging from pink to dark red. Common features are late maturity and high yield. The wines pressed from it can be quite different, but are usually rather low in alcohol with a fresh, aromatic taste. The variety is mainly in the region Macedonia and up Peloponnese in the appellation Mantinia cultured. It is used for white wines, rose wines, sparkling wines and also as a table grape . The total acreage of all varieties in 2010 was 1,111 hectares.

Moschofilero - grape

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

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