The white grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Asporombola, Asprorobola, Asprorompola, Robbola, Robola Aspri, Robola Kerini, Rombola, Rompola and Rompola Kerine. According to a not verifiable hypothesis, the vine was brought to the island by the Venetians centuries ago. This is one of the reasons why it was previously assumed that it was grown in Friuli, Italy Ribolla Gialla is dental. According to in 2008 DNA analysis however, this is not the case, however, there are two varieties Goustolidi and Theiako Mavro a close relationship. The parentage is unknown. color mutations are the pink berry Robola Kokkino (Rombola Kokkino) and the black berry Mavro Rombola .
The early ripening, productive vine is often in bush form ( gobelet ) behaved. It is susceptible to real ones mildew. Botrytis and viral diseases, The variety produces acidic, extract-rich white wines with aromas of grapefruit and citrus, which are used for oxidation neigrn. It is mainly focused on the Ionian Islands grown. On Kefallonia the OPAP white wine Robola Kefallonia is obtained, which is considered one of the best Greek white wines. The Greek acreage in 2010 was 465 hectares.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Image : photo archive National Interprofessional Organization of Vine and Wine of Greece