The white grape variety comes from Greece, Synonyms are Zakintino and Zakinthino. Although the name comes from the island Zakynthos suggests, it actually comes from the Peloponnese peninsula. According to in 2013 DNA analysis is a presumably natural cross between Koutsoumpeli x Mavrodaphne, However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics ). The medium-ripening, productive vine is generally well resistant to diseases. It produces fresh white wines with aromas of lemons and apricots. The variety is grown on the Ionian island Kefallonia and up Peloponnese grown. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012