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The red variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Loïssima (Crete), Romeïco, Romeiko Mavro and Tsardana. She is not allowed with the variety Romeiko Machaira be confused. The name is probably derived from the Turkish name "Romeios" for the Greeks ("Romans" as a former state people of the Byzantine Empire). According to done in 2013 DNA analysis comes from a presumably natural crossing between Ladikino x Lagorthi ( Verdeca ). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The late-ripening vine is sensitive to heat or drought, It produces alcoholic red wines that are used to oxidation tend. The variety is mainly distributed in Crete. But she is also on some islands in the Aegean encountered. In 2010, 1,597 hectares were designated (Kym Anderson ).

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

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