The white grape variety comes from Georgia, Synonyms are Colikouri, Kakhidzis Tsolikauri, Kobakhidzis Tsolikouri, Melkos Tsolikouri, Melkosse Tsolikouri, Melqos Tsolikauri, Obchuri Tsolikouri, Tsolikoouri, Tsolikouri Obchuri and Zolikouri. The late-ripening vine produces full-bodied, acid-stressed white wines with aromas of quince and pear, as well as storage potential, which are excellent for sparkling wine production. The variety is widespread across Georgia, mainly in the region of Imeretia, but also in Mingrelien and Ratscha-Letschchumi. It is often used with the variety Tsitska blended. The variety occupied a total of 7,903 hectares of vineyards in Georgia in 2010 with a strongly increasing tendency (Kym Anderson ). Small stocks are also said to be in Bulgaria and in the Ukraine give. It documents worldwide varieties ranking the rank 86.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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