Mtsvane

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Mtsvane
Grape (Vitis)
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Color of berry skinWhite
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledSee list of synonyms
OriginGeorgia

Mtsvane or Mtsvane Kakhuri is a grape variety used to make Georgian wines. It is used to make white wine. It was so named to refer to the yellowish-green colouring of the ripened berries.[1] It is often blended with Rkatsiteli to create a fruity, aromatic wine.[2] In the Georgian language the word mtsvane means new, young and green.[3]

Synonyms[edit]

Mtsvane is also known under the synonyms Dedali Mtsvane, Dedali Mtzvane, Dedam Kourdzeni, Dedat Kourdzeni, Dedat Kurdzeni, Dedate Koudzeni, Mamali Mtsvane, Mamali Mtsvani, Mamali Mtzvane, Matsvane Kakhetinskii, Matsvani, Mchkhara, Mchknara, Mciknara, Mcvane Kachetinskij, Mcvane Kahetinski, Mtchknara, Mtsvane Kakhetinskii, Mtzvane Kachuri, Mtzvane Kakhetinsky, Mzibani, and Sapena.[4]

Mtsvane is also a synonym of the Georgian grape varieties Kundza[5] and Goruli Mtsvane[6].

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tabidze, D.; Ramishvili, M.; Ketskhoveli, N. (2012). Georgian Ampelography. Tbilisi: Exclusive Print Plus. p. 314. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  2. ^ Bredahl, Michael (22 January 2017). "Mtsvane – is a famous white wine grape variety that is native to Georgian Republic". WorldsBestWines.eu.
  3. ^ Linderman, Aaron (11 May 2007). "Mtsvane Grapes". From the Cradle of Wine.
  4. ^ "Mtsvane Kakhuri". www.vivc.de. Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Kundza". www.vivc.de. Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Goruli Mtsvane". www.vivc.de. Vitis International Variety Catalogue. Retrieved 31 December 2018.