The red grape variety comes from Albania, Synonyms are Vlesh, Vloshi and Vlosk. The presumption of an ancestor for Cabernet Sauvignon has been done through 2007 DNA analysis not confirmed. The late-ripening vine produces red wines that are strong in alcohol and often tannic oxidative in the Rancio style get extended. It is also called table grape used. The variety is grown in the area around the coastal town of Narta in the southwest of the country. In 2010, however, no stocks were shown (Statistics Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012