The red variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Bordiano, Bradyano, Vordiano, Vradinia, Vradyano and Vrathiano. The parentage is unknown. The vine yields body and tannin-rich red wines with aromas of cherries, plums, violets, cinnamon and pepper, These are mainly used in the blend for example Syrah used. The extremely rare variety is in Central Greece including the island of Euboea cultivated in small quantities. In 2010, however, no stock was reported (Kym Anderson ).