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The white grape comes from Armenia, Synonyms are Hardzhi, Hardzgi, Hardzhu, Kanacicheni, Kanancheni, Katviacik, Khardji, Kharji, Pishik Gezi, Pscigi, Pshigi, Voskeate, Voskehat and Xardji. The medium to late-ripening, extremely productive vine is due to the thin berry skin very susceptible to both mildews and Botrytis, It is mainly cultivated in the Armenian region Ararat. The variety is mainly for fortified sweet wines of the type of Madeira or sherry but also for sparkling wines and the production of table grapes used. In 2010, a total of 809 hectares of vineyards were reported in Armenia. Further stocks exist under the name Kharji in Azerbaijan where she also works for the production of fortified wines.

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