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