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Khikhvi

The white grape comes from Georgia, Synonyms are Chichvi, Djananura, Janaani, Jananura, Khichvi and Khikchvi. Together with other Georgian varieties, the origin should go back to the 5th century, which, of course, can no longer be proved. The medium-maturing vine has sugar-rich berries and is prone to real mildew, It produces acidic white wines with a floral aroma. The variety is in the region Kakheti cultivated and also used for the here traditionally produced wines in the clay pitchers (Kvevri). In 2010, only six hectares of vineyards were expelled. Small stocks should also be in Moldova and in the Ukraine give.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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