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Mavrotragano is an ancient dark-skinned red grape variety native to the Aegean Islands wine region of Greece. More precisely it comes from the Santorini island, back in the days it was used for the production of sweet wines and now for highly regarded dry red wines. Its name means "black with crunchy pulp", and it is a medium to a late-ripening, low-yielding vine and is generally resistant to disease. Unfortunately, the grape was almost extinct and in the late 90s was resurrected. Mavrotragano grape variety produces colourful, tannic red wines with aromas of spices, cherries and wild berries and good ageing potential. Nowadays is planted all over Greece and has become something of a cult wine, which seeks international attention. Mavrotragano is to be found only in Greece.


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