The red variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Asswad Karech, Assouad Karech, Kseriki, Seriki, Syrike, Xerichi, and Xerichi Mavro Xeromacherouda (However, it should not be confused with this unique variety). The parentage of the vine is unknown. It is called Kelter- and table grape used. The variety is in the south and west of the mainland, as well as on Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands ( Corfu ), on Crete and the Cyclades grown. It is often associated with other indigenous varieties Fokiano and Koriostafylo blended. In 2010, however, no stocks were reported (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012