The red grape variety comes from Georgia
. Synonyms are Dzvelchavi Obtchouri, Dzvelchavi Obtshinsky, Dzvelshari Obchinskii and Zelscavi. The name means "old black people". It must not be confused with the variety Dzvelshavi Sachkheris
. The medium ripening vine is susceptible to fungal diseases
. It produces fresh, dark red wines of simple quality with red fruit aromas, which are mostly blended with Saperavi
. The variety is grown in the two areas of Imeretien and Racha.