Appellation in the Larissa district of the Thessaly region. The vineyards cover about 450 hectares of vineyards on calcareous soil in the municipalities of Ambelákia, Kraniá, Piryetós and Rapsani. They are situated at an altitude of 400 to 700 metres above sea level on Mount Ossa at the south-eastern foothills of the mountain and "Mountain of the Gods" Olympus with the highest peak of Mytica (2918 m). The dry aged POP red wine is made from the grape varieties Xinomavro, Ampelakiotiko(Krassato) and Stavroto. Well known producers are Dougos Winery, Katsaros and Tsantali.
The red grape variety comes from Greece. Synonyms are Krasata and Krasato. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The late ripening, high-yielding vine is susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces spicy, alcohol-rich red wines with moderate tannin and acidity. The variety is cultivated in the region of Thessaly at the foot of Mount Olympus, where it is permitted in POP red wine Rapsani with the Stavroto and Xinomavro varieties, as well as in Macedonia. The area under cultivation in 2010 was 52 hectares (Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J....
The red grape variety comes from Greece. Synonyms are Ampelakiotiko, Ampelakiotiko Mavro and Stavromavro. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The medium to late maturing vine produces spicy red wines with moderate alcohol and acidity. It is cultivated in the region of Thessaly at the foot of Mount Olympus, where it is permitted in POP red wine Rapsani with the varieties Krassato and Xinomavro. In 2010, 11 hectares of vineyard area were designated, with a sharp downward trend; ten years earlier, the figure was 104 hectares (Kym Anderson).