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The red grape variety may come from Armenia, Synonyms are Cakhete, Kachet and Kakheti. The parentage is unknown. Both the genetic proximity to the Georgian varieties Khikhvi and Kisi, as well as the name (Kakheti is a Georgian region) could indicate a Georgian descent. The ethymological meaning is probably derived from the Armenian word "kakhel" (hang). Nevertheless, it can not be ruled out that the origin is in Georgia lies. The late-ripening vine is widespread and is cultivated in the Armenian areas of Artashat, Ararat and Kotayk. In 2010, however, no stock was recorded (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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