Variety with wide spread in Greece, cultivated in 32 provinces (of 52) but found primarily in the prefecture of Achaia. This is purely a wine grape variety and is seeded well as edible is quite tasty and crisp, especially the red version, and indeed one of the names are Kritsanisti.
Behind the names of most probably hiding the red color. The variety is reddish but only because there are five clones with colors ranging from green light up the red. Since clones are sought after rosé known as Fox. The harvest starts late September and continues until mid-October.
The stalks are often kylindrokoniko, dilute medium to large size and the nipples are uneven pigmentation at full maturity but can be pink.
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