A red Thessalian variety mainly grown in the region of Rapsani. It ripens in late September.
The Krassato yields high-alcohol wines of medium acidity and chromatic intensity that are rich in tannins and age quickly.
It is blended with the Stavroto and Xinomavro varieties to produce the dry red V.Q.P.R.D. `Rapsani`.
[Text and photos taken from the book 'Wine-producing varieties of the Greek vineyard' by Haroula Spinthiropoulou - Olive Press Publications, 2000 (in Greek)]