It is a white grape variety native to the island of Santorini, Greece, and is one of the varieties that escaped the damage of phylloxera. It is mainly used to make dry white wine, but is also used to make vinsanto, a traditional sweet wine. It is characterized by its refreshing acidity and rich minerality, and is currently attracting attention around the world due to its rarity. In order to avoid the strong sunlight and wind of Santorini, a unique cultivation method called kurra is used.