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Avgoustiatis

Avgoustiatis is an old red wine grape variety of western Greece and the Ionian islands of unknown origin. It is suspected to have been imported into Zante by western Europe in the 14th century. In a folk poem of 1601 (Katramis 1880), a red grapevine variety is cited by the name Avgoustiatis, while Molon (1906) and Viala and Vermorel (1909) cited a red grapevine variety, with ampelographic characters similar to Avgoustiatis, under the name Agostenga. The cultivation of Avgoustiatis is recommended for Prefecture of Achaia, Elia, Zante, Kefalonia and it is allowed for the viticultural region of Cyclades and Prefectures of Lesvos and Samos.

Classification Schemes

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Ampelographic Description


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