The white grape variety comes from Georgia
, Synonyms are Chkovra, Krachuna and Krakhuna Shavi. The late-ripening vine with sugar-rich berries is susceptible to real ones mildew
but resistant to downy mildew. It produces acidic white wines with aromas of pears and herbs and aging potential. The variety is mainly grown in the Imeretia region and occupies 35 hectares of vineyards.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012