The white grape variety comes from Georgia
. Synonyms are Chkovra, Krachuna and Krakhuna Shavi. The late ripening vine with sugar-rich berries is susceptible to powdery mildew
, but resistant to downy mildew. It produces acidic white wines with aromas of pears and herbs and ageing potential. The variety is mainly cultivated in the Imeretien region, where it occupies 35 hectares of vineyards.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012