Rkatsiteli


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Rkatsiteli

 

(Kukura, Topolek, Korolek), a mid-season local Georgian variety of wine grape.

Rkatsiteli is cultivated in the Georgian SSR (primarily in Kakhetia), the Armenian SSR, the Kazakh SSR, the republics of Middle Asia, the Moldavian SSR, the Ukrainian SSR, and the Stavropol’ Krai of the RSFSR. The cluster is of average size, long and cylindrical, often with a single highly developed shoulder and of average compactness. The medium-sized berry is oval and greenish white or yellow with a tendency to brown in the sun. It yields 14–20 tons per hectare. Rkatsiteli is used to make high-quality wines of various types in all the regions in which it is cultivated.

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WHITE Georgia has hundreds of native grape varieties, but Rkatsiteli is one of the better known ones.
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Renowned international varieties of wine grapes, such as Chardonnay White, Cabernet, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noire, Merlot, Vranec, Riesling, Rkatsiteli, Grenache Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Kadarka and Semillon, as well as autochthonous, domestic varieties, such as the red variety of Vranec, the white variety of Zilavka and Temjanika, the rose of Stanusina, Prokupec, Kratosija and Smederevka are grown on more than 20,000 hectares.