The white grape variety comes from Georgia
, Synonyms are Rachuli Tetra, Racthuli Tetri and Tsulukidze Tetra. According to in 2012 DNA analysis
is a presumably natural cross between Vulpea
x Heunisch ( Gouais Blanc
). However, this is based on only 20 DNA markers (see under molecular Genetics
). The early ripening, productive vine produces fresh white wines with moderate alcohol content, as well as aromas of peaches and cherries. It is grown in the northwestern region of Ratscha-Letschchumi. In 2010, 195 hectares of vineyards were recorded with an upward trend.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012