Xynisteri

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Xynisteri
Grape (Vitis)
Xynisteri 1.jpg
Origin Cyprus
Notable regions Troodos mountain range
Notable wines Commandaria

Xynisteri (also spelled xynistery, xinisteri; Greek: ξυνιστέρι) is an indigenous white grape grown on Cyprus. 13% of Cyprus vineyards,[1] or 500 hectares (1250 acres)[2] on the south slopes of the Troodos mountain range are planted with this grape variety. It is used in the production of several local (mainly white) wines. It is blended with Mavro grapes for the production of Commandaria, a Cypriot dessert wine.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foulkes, Christopher. Larousse Encyclopaedia of Wine, p. 454, ISBN 0-600-60475-6.
  2. ^ Robinson, Jancis. Vines, Grapes & Wines: The Wine Drinker's Guide to Grape Varieties, p. 262, ISBN 1-85732-999-6.