Moschofilero

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Moschofilero
Grape (Vitis)
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Moschofilero grapes
Color of berry skin Rose
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called see list of synonyms
Origin Greece

Moschofilero (Greek Μοσχοφίλερο) is an aromatic white grape of Greek origins with a pink/purple skin and quite spicy flavor with good acidity. Grown throughout much of Greece and primarily in Peloponnese in the Mantinia Winery where it is traditionally used to make a dry and bold wine with much spice and perfume. It is characterized by a "rose garden' bouquet and is usually paired with fresh fruit or fruit-based desserts. It makes still, sparkling, and dessert wines, and can have characteristics similar to the Muscat. It ripens late and can have problems with hot weather. It is the grape required to make the "Mantineia" PDO blanc de gris wines.

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Moschofilero is also known under the synonyms Fileri Trigoleos, Fileri Tripoleos, Filleri Tripoleos, Moschofilero, Moschophilero, Moscophilero, Mosxofilero, Phileri Tripoleos.[1] The Filéri family of cultivars also includes the white and black Filéri varietals.

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