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THE INDIGENOUS AND IMPORTED GRAPE VARIETIES OF THE CYPRIOT VINEYARD

CYPRUS VINEYARDS © CYPRUS WINE MUSEUM

In the 1960’s one of the main characteristics of the Cypriot vineyard was its absolute dominance by two indigenous, winemaking varieties. Mavro and Xinisteri. These varieties then covered, 79% and 19% respectively, of the total area under cultivation.  These two cultivars shared their environment with an assortment of other red (Ofthalmo, Lefkada, Maratheftiko, Vlouriko, Yiannoudi) and white (Malaga, Spourtiko, Canella, Promera, Morocanella) winemaking varieties.

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