Monday, September 3, 2012

2 500 Tons of Saperavi and 500 Tons of Rkatsiteli Harvested in Kakheti

03.09.2012 (Hvino News). “Rtveli-2012” is Georgian state body which is monitoring the outcome of grape harvesting. Patta Chavchanidze, head of  “Rtveli-2012” HQ  informs that currently 2500 tons of saperavi (a teinturier-type grape variety native to Georgia) and 500 tons of rkatsiteli (white-wine grape that is the most widely  used in sparkling wine production) have been  processed. According to him, 700 tons of grapes battered by hail were also harvested in  Gurjaani.

Mr. Chavchanidze explains that the damaged grapes are not covered by state subsidy, and were delivered for 0.40 GEL for kg. He noted that prior to the hail 110 thousand tons of harvest have been expected in Kakheti. However, according to preliminary information, this year's harvest will make 80-85 thousand.  Head of “Rtveli-2012” expects the vintage to finish by October 15.

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