Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Mandilaria, distinctive speciality of various Greek islands, including Crete, where it is often blended with the much softer kotsifali. The grapes have thick skins and therefore the wine produced is deep coloured and notably high in tannins. It can produce harmonious dry reds such as Peza, or even sweet reds. Known as Amorghiano on Rhodes. Total plantings in 2012 were just under 1,000 ha/2,500 acres.