The red grape variety originates from Greece. Synonyms are Black Naousa, Csinomavro, Mavro Naoussis, Naoussis Mavro, Naoystiro Mavro, Niaoysa, Niaoystino, Nraoysa, Pipolka, Popolka, Xinomavro, Xino-Mavro, Xynomavro Naousis, and Zinomavro Zynomavro. The synonym Naoussis Mavro (black from Naoussa) indicates the place of origin in Macedonia. It is particularly common throughout northern Greece and occupies approximately 2,000 acres of vineyards. In Greek wine circles, there is a presumption that a kinship to the Pinot Noir is (maybe a clone). The name means "acid black" to denote those deep dark color and the (at the age mitigating) of red wine with high acidity aging potential. From the late-ripening variety, the appellation wines Naoussa and Rapsani , blended with the Negoska Goumenissa hellgekelterte as well as whites (Blanc de Noirs) were prepared. It will also apply to sparkling wines in the appellation, for example, Amynteon used.