The white grape comes from Greece
from the island Crete
, Synonyms are Plito, Ploto, Pluto and Plytó. The medium maturing vine is prone to fake mildew
, as well as moderately against powdery mildew. It produces fresh white wines of moderate alcohol content with aromas of citrus, pear and grass
, The variety is grown in the east of the island of Crete in mixed vineyards. The endangered species was reactivated by the Lyrarakis brothers on 1.5 hectares. In the meantime, it is again cultivated by several producers on around seven hectares (2011).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012