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The red variety comes from Armenia, Synonyms are Areni Chernyi, Areni Noir, Areny, Areny Tcherny, Malay Sev, Malayi, Sev Areni and Urza Sev. The very old vine most probably comes from the municipality of Areni in the province of Wajoz Dsor in the south of Armenia on the Genze Azerbaijan, There, recently, remains of an ancient wine cellar were excavated, dating back to the 4th millennium BC. Should come from Chr. The late-ripening vine with thick-skinned berries is moderately resistant to fungal diseases but resistant to frost, Areni is widespread and is considered to be the best quality Armenian grape variety. It produces strong, high-alcohol red wines with storage potential, which are dry to sweet expanded. The variety is also used for the production of rosé wines and for the distillation used by brandies. Under the name Malayi it is also grown in Azerbaijan. The variety was crossing partner in the new breed Tigrani, A white-berry variety called Areni Spitak is probably a color mutation,

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