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Thrapsathiri

The white grape variety 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) is famous for the production Malvasia wines was used by the historic Greek port as early as the 13th century Monemvasia were shipped or exported from. By done in 2007 DNA analysis the long-held assumption that she was wrong with the variety was refuted Athiri Aspro be identical. Rather, it is identical to the Begleri variety grown in the Cyclades and to the variety Vidiano closely related. The red berry Begleri Kokkino may be a colored one mutation by Thrapsathiri. The variety produces aromatic, acid-stressed white wines with aromas of tropical fruits and is considered the "Greek version of Sauvignon Blanc". It is usually used as a cutting partner for the nobler Assyrtiko used. The variety is on some Aegean islands, the Cyclades and up Peloponnese grown. In 2010, only 31 hectares were designated.

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

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