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The white grape comes from Greece, probably from the island Crete, Synonyms are Bechleri, Begleri, Beghleri, Dafnato and Daphnato. It is believed that the variety (among many others) for the production of the famous Malvasia wines was used as early as the 13th century by the historic Greek port Monemvasia shipped out or exported. Made in 2007 DNA analysis the long-held assumption was refuted that they were with the sort Athiri Aspro identical. Rather, it is identical with the Begleri cultivated in the Cyclades and with the variety Vidiano closely related. Maybe the red-berry Begleri Kokkino is a color mutation from Thrapsathiri. The variety produces aromatic, acidic white wines with tropical fruit flavor and is considered the "Greek version of Sauvignon Blanc". For the most part, she is considered a blending partner for the nobler Assyrtiko used. The variety will be on some Aegean islands, the Cyclades and up Peloponnese grown. In 2010, only 31 hectares were reported.

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

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