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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Mavrodaphne, dark-skinned grape variety grown particularly round Pátras in the Peloponnese in greece, where it is the foundation of a port-like dessert wine, Mavrodaphne of Pátras, which responds well to extended cask ageing. This aromatic, powerful variety, also grown to a much more limited extent on the island of Cephalonia, is occasionally vinified dry but only for use in blends.