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Stavroto

Also known as: Ambelakiotiko

A red variety grown in the prefecture of Larissa, mainly at Ambelakia and Rapsani and sporadically at Trikomo, Grevena, and in the prefectures of Kozani and Magnesia. It ripens in late September to early October.

The Stavroto yields wines of average alcoholic strength and acidity, medium colour and enough tannins, which do not age well. It is blended with the Krassato and Xinomavro 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)]

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