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The white grape variety comes from Armenia; the name means "fat tail". Synonyms are Alani Chagog, Alivoruk, Garand Mac, Garan Dmak, Garann Tmak, Dik Chardji, Dick Hardzy, Dick Kharjy, Dik Hardji, Dik Hardzhi, Dik Kharadji, Dik Khardji and Garan Dmak. The variety was a crossing partner in the new breeding Nerkeni. The medium to late ripening vine is resistant to frost and downy mildew, but susceptible to powdery mildew. It is grown in the west of the country mainly in the province of Armavir and is used as a blend in simple white and dessert wines, as well as for the production of table grapes, grape juice and distillates. In 2010, 931 hectares of vineyards were registered here. Smaller stocks are also to be found in the Ukraine.

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

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