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Spourtiko

The white grape variety (also Spourtico) comes from Cyprus, According to in 2005 DNA analysis it is closely related to the Cypriot variety Ofthalmo, The medium-ripening vine is relatively resistant to various diseases. The sensitive berry skin is significant, to which the name (meaning "burst") refers. It produces low-alcohol white wines with aromas of grapefruit and lemon. The variety is grown in Cyprus around Páphos and Limassol. This is also done together in rows alternating with the purely female variety Maratheftiko to improve their pollination. In 2010, ten hectares of vineyards were recorded with an upward trend (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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