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Ojaleshi

The red grape variety comes from Georgia or the Turkey, The name means "on trees", which refers to the formerly traditional training system could relate. Synonyms are Chonouri, Odjaleshi, Odzhaleshi, Sconuri and Svanuri. But it must not be with the variety Orbeluri Ojaleshi be confused. According to 2006 DNA analysis there are genetic similarities to several Turkish varieties, suggesting one. Origin can be concluded. According to a verifiable hypothesis, she or an ancestor was already used by the Greek historian Herodotus (482-425 BC) mentioned.

The very late ripening vine produces spicy peppery, ruby red wines with aromas of red berries and roses, It is grown in the northeastern historical province of Samegrelo on the Black Sea coast and in the Ratscha-Letschchumi region. Mostly semi-sweet to sweet wines are made from it. However, some producers have discovered the potential for dry-aged wines. The variety is also called table grape used. In 2010, 32 hectares of vineyards were recorded.

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

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