Liatiko is a red Greek wine grape variety that is grown on the island of Crete. While the name suggest a relationship with the Italian variety Aleatico, ampelographers currently discount a connection. Historically the grape has been used in blends with Mandelaria and Kotsifali to produce a very alcoholic, sweet red wine that was widely exported by Venetian traders during the Middle Ages.


Also called: Liatico, Liatis, Mavroliatis, Mayrodiates and Mavrodiates