The red grape variety comes from Georgia. Synonyms are Abkazouri, Abkhazouri, Kachich, Kachichizh, Kachici, Kadzhidzh, Kagigi, Katchitchige, Katchitchij, Katcitci, Kattchitchi and Kattcitchi. The parentage (parenthood) is unknown. The first mention was in the 19th century. The very late ripening vine is susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces dark red wines. The variety is cultivated in small quantities in northwest Georgia and in the neighbouring autonomous Abkhazia. It is also used as a table grape. However, no stocks were reported in 2016 (statistics Kym Anderson).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012