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Tsaoussi

The white grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Aspro, Gavus, Tsaousiko, Tsaousia and Tssaousis. It cannot be made with the Turkish variety Cavus (with the synonym Tsaousi) can be confused (in contrast to this, it has male and female flowers). According to in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Korithi Aspro x Mavrodaphne, However, this is based on only 17 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The medium maturing vine is susceptible to real ones mildew, It produces fresh, fruity white wines with aromas of melons, stone fruits and honey. The variety is also called table grape used. It is mainly found on the Ionian island Kefallonia grown and mainly used there as a blending partner. There are smaller stocks in the two regions Macedonia and Thrace, In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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