Aidani Mavro grapes
Aidani Mavro or also known as Aidani is a red, minor, Greek grape variety; which is primarily located in the regions of Santorini and Rhodes.
This variety is frequently blended with Assyrtico as part of the white blended wine Brousko and other red versions of it.
Some believed that Aidani Mavro is from Adana, the southeastern part of Turkey, but there is no permanent evidence on this conclusion.
Hypothetically, Aidani Mavro is also a blending ingredient of the ancient wines Aperanthitis, Malvasia and Naxos.
Aidani Mavro is proven as not a different variety from Aidani contrary to local beliefs. It is Aidani’s color mutation released in 2007.
This dark-skinned alteration is attributed by other similar varieties such as Aedano Mavro, Aidani Noir, Aidano Mavro , Itani Mavro, Mavraidano, Mayraedano and Santorin.
Characteristics of Aidani Mavro Wines
Aidani Mavro is usually taken and used in producing dry or semi-sweet wine blends with Assyrtico and Athiri.
Wines made from this grape variety are notable of their floral and tropical-fruit aromas. They are usually low in alcohol and acidity compared to Assyrtico wines.
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