The white grape comes from Georgia, Synonyms are Colikouri, Kakhidzis Tsolikauri, Kobakhidzis Tsolikouri, Melkos Tsolikouri, Melkosse Tsolikouri, Melkos Tsolikauri, Obchuri Tsolikouri, Tsolikoouri, Tsolikouri Obchuri and Zolikouri. The late-ripening vine produces full-bodied, acidic white wines with quince and pear aromas, as well as storage potential, which are ideal for sparkling wine production. The variety is distributed throughout Georgia, mainly in the region of Imeretia, but also in Mingrelia and Ratscha-Letschchumi. She becomes common with the species Tsitska blended. The variety was in Georgia in 2010 total 7,903 hectares of vineyards with strong upward trend (Kym Anderson ). Small stocks should also be in Bulgaria and in the Ukraine give. It occupies the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 86.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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