The red grape variety is an interspecific new breed between Saperavi x (( Garandmak x judge) x Kakhet ). It is not known which of the numerous crosses of the French breeder Franz Georges judge was used. They are probably genes from Vitis berlandieri. Vitis rupestris and Vitis vinifera contain. The crossing of the hybrid took place in Armenia by the two breeders SA Pogosyan and SS Khachatryan. The variety is grown in the Armenian Ararat area and mostly blended with Saperavi and other indigenous varieties in mostly sweet red wines. No holdings were reported in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).