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The white grape variety comes from Georgia, Synonyms are Chichvi, Djananura, Janaani, Jananura, Khichvi and Khikchvi. Together with other Georgian varieties, the origin is said to date back to the 5th century, which of course can no longer be proven. The medium-ripening vine has sugar-rich berries and is susceptible to real ones mildew, It produces acidic white wines with a floral aroma. The variety is grown in the region Kakheti grown and also used for the traditionally produced wines in the clay jugs (Kvevri). In 2010, only six hectares of vineyards were identified. Small stocks are also said to 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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