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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 ancestry. The ethymological meaning is probably derived from the Armenian word "kakhel" (hang). Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that the origin in Georgia lies. The late-ripening vine is widespread and is grown in the Armenian areas of Artaschat, Ararat and Kotajk. No inventory was recorded in 2010 (Statistics Kym Anderson ).

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

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