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Spourtiko

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

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

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