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The white grape variety comes from Georgia, Synonyms are Kissi and Maghranuli. The medium-ripening vine is very sensitive to the climate. It produces white wines with aromas of dried apples, pears and peppermint. The variety is grown in the Kakheti region in the east of the country and mostly with other local varieties such as Mtsvane Kakhuri or Rkatsiteli blended. It is also made for after the traditional Cachetic procedure produced wines used. The acreage in 2010 was 26 hectares.

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

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