Aedani is a white variety recognized as minor yet aromatic grown in the beautiful island of Santorini. This grape variety is also spelled as Aidani or Aidani Aspro.
Aspro means white which comes from the Cyclades islands in Greece and where it is cultivated.
Some suggested that Aidani originated in the city of Adana in the southeastern part of Turkey, but there is still no evidence to prove this hypothesis.
Aedani is known under several synonyms in the Mediterranean including Aidani Aspro, Aedano, Aidano, Aspedano, Aspraidano, Asproaidani, Leyko, Lefko, Lafko Aidani and Lefko Ithani.
In recent genetic studies, it is suggested that the Aidani Mavro is not a different variety but a simple color mutation of Aidani Aspro.
The dark-skinned variation is referred to as several synonyms such as Aedano Mavro, Aidani Noir, Aidano Mavro, Ithani Mavro, Mavraidano, Mayraedano and Santorin.
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