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Moschofilero

A gris variety grown in the Peloponnese, in the prefectures of Arcadia, Messinia, Laconia and sporadically on Lefkada, Zakynthos, in Preveza, Magnesia and lately in Florina.

This is an extremely diverse variety both morphologically and in terms of its technological features (berry colour, season of maturation, sugar content, acids, aromatic compounds). It ripens in late September to early October.

The Moschofilero can yield young or barrel-fermented high-alcohol, dry white wines with a rich aromatic potential, good to high acidity and a fine, crisp palate, as well as rosés and natural  sparkling wines.

This variety is used in making the dry white V.Q.P.R.D.  `Mantineia` and certain Vins de Pays (Peloponnisiakos [of Peloponnese]).

[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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