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Aleksandrouli

The red grape variety comes from Georgia. Synonyms are Aleksandrouli Shavi, Aleksandrouly, Alexandrouli and Kabistoni. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2009, this is not a colour mutation of the white variety Kapistoni Tetri (with synonym Kabistoni Tetri). The late ripening vine has berries with a balanced content of sugar and acid. It produces fragrant red wines with aromas of cherry and pomegranate. The Mujuretuli variety is blended with the branded wine Khwantschkara, the favourite wine of Josef Stalin (1878-1953). The variety is mainly cultivated in the north-western region of Racha-Lechkhumi. In 2010, 281 hectares were designated.

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