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