The red grape variety comes from Georgia
, Synonyms are Aleksandrouli Shavi, Aleksandrouly, Alexandrouli and Kabistoni. According to 2009 were done DNA analysis
it is not a color mutation
the white species Kapistoni Tetri
(synonym Kabistoni Tetri). The late-ripening vine has berries with a balanced content of sugar and acidity. It produces fragrant red wines with aromas of cherry and pomegranate. Together with the variety Mujuretuli
becomes the brand wine Chwantschkara
blended, the favorite wine
by Josef Stalin (1878-1953). The variety cultivated mainly in the northwestern region Racha-Lechkhumi. In 2010, 281 hectares were designated.