Appears in
Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Xynisteri, the most common white grape variety grown on Cyprus, more than 2,200 ha/5,500 acres in 2010, almost a quarter of the island’s vineyard. It is preferred to the dark-skinned mavro for the rich fortified wine commandaria, the island’s most distinctive wine and also makes dry whites of varying quality.