The red grape 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, According to the French ampelographer Pierre Galet (1921-2019) it is not a color mutation the white berry variety Skylopnichtis Lefkos. It is a pure female grape, The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to Botrytis and wrong mildew, It is grown on Zakynthos and used as a blending partner. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012