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The red variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Kasteliotiko, Mavros Arkadias, Skylopnichtis Kokkino, Skylopnichtra and Skylopnihti. It may come from the Ionian island Zakynthos or from Peloponnese, In the opinion of Pierre Galet (* 1921) are not colored mutation the white-berry variety Skylopnichtis Lefkos, but what DNA standard has not yet been investigated (as of 2013). The medium to late ripening vine is prone to Botrytis and wrong mildew, It is grown in small quantities on Zakynthos and used mainly as a blending partner.

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

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