The white grape variety is an interspecific new variety between Rkatsiteli x Magarach 2-57-72(Mtsvane Kakhuri x Sochinsky Chernyi). Synonyms are Pervenec Magaraca, Pervenets Magaratsch, Pervenetz Magaratcha and Pervenyec Magaracsa. Genes of Vitis amurensis and Vitis vinifera are included. The hybrid was crossed in 1966 at the Viticulture Institute Magarach in Crimea, Ukraine by the breeder P. Ya. Golodriga. The new breed Podarok Magaracha was created with the same parents. The medium to late-maturing vine is extremely frost-resistant to minus 25 °Celsius and resistant to downy mildew. It produces amber-coloured, acidic white wines, which are aged from dry to sweet. In 2010 there were stocks in Azerbaijan, Russia (2,238 ha), Moldova and Ukraine (643 ha).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)