The white grape variety comes from Greece. Synonyms are Agriostaphylo, Amasia, Amasia Blanc, Amassia, Cheimoniatiko, Chimoniatiko, Dopio, Foustani, Karatsova Naousis, Karatzovitico, Karatzovitiko, Ntopia, Opsimo, Opsimo d'Edessa, Opsimos Edessis, Opsimos Lefko, Pandirial Rino, Pascinoino, Pascalinool de Foustani, Raisin de Karatzova, Staphyli Edessis, Staphyli Karatzavas, Staphyli Karatzovas ( Greece ); Belo Zimsko, Valandovski Drenek, Zimsko Belo ( Northern Macedonia ). Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological Similarities should not be confused with the Turkish table grape Amasya. According to in 2012 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Parmak Cerven x Achladi, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ).
The late ripening vine is susceptible to real ones mildew and Botrytis, It produces low-acid and low-alcohol white wines, which are also used for the traditional Harz wine Retsina be used. The variety is mainly used as table grape used. It is located in northern Greece Macedonia grown. There are also small stocks in the adjacent one Northern Macedonia, In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)