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The red grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Goumenissas Mavro, Mavro Goumenissas, Neghotska, Negkoska, Negoska Popolka, Negotska and Popolka Naoussis. The name may be derived from the Macedonian area / city Naoussa from where exactly it should come from. According to in 2007 DNA analysis has long been suspected of a close relationship with the variety Xinomavro not confirmed. The parentage is unknown. The late ripening, productive vine is generally well resistant to various vine diseases. It produces a fruity, alcohol-rich, but rather low-acid red wine and is also known as table grape used. The variety is mainly in the region Macedonia grown where it is often blended with the Xinomavro variety. She is there in the OPAP red wine Goumenissa authorized. In 2010, a total of 143 hectares of vineyards were shown in Greece.

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

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