The red grape variety comes from Greece
, Synonyms are scopelitico and scopelitis. The late ripening vine is very resistant to fungal diseases
, It produces dark-colored, tannin-rich red wines with moderate acidity and a rustic note. The name suggests the Sporades island of Skópelos, from where the variety of monks came to the island Corfu
(Kerkyra) was brought. Here it is grown in the center and in the south.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012