Grape (Vitis)
Kotsifali growing in Crete
SpeciesVitis vinifera
VIVC number6446

Kotsifali (Greek: Κοτσιφάλι) is a red Greek wine grape that is indigenous to the island of Crete.[1][2] It is mainly grown in the Heraklion regional unit and sporadically on the Cyclades. The grape alone gives moderately red wine with high alcohol content and rich flavor. It is often blended with Mandilaria, yielding a ruby-colored dry wine with pleasant taste and aroma that requires minimal aging.


  1. ^ Kotsifali, Vitis International Variety Catalogue, accessed 2018-12-04
  2. ^ "Chief Greek Red Grape Varieties". Archived from the original on 2004-12-09. Retrieved 2004-12-25.