The red grape variety originates from Georgia. There are around 140 synonyms, indicating the vine's great age and wide distribution. Some of them are Ascire, Asire Mamed Kara, Bolove Oko, Captraube, Charistvala, Chogistoli, Dodrelyabi, Eichkugeltraube, Gros Guillaume, Kék Tökszölö, Khodjistoli, Memed Kara, Ochsenauge, Odo de Buey, Perzsiai, Triomphe, Tsanapita, Ungarische Schwarzblaue, Volovina Crna, Vovoko and Zwetschken-Weinbeer. The German names Ochsenauge and Zwetschken-Weinbeer refer to the huge berries. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2013, it is a presumably natural cross between Tigvoasa x Kadarka. To what extent there is a genetic connection to the white variety Kharistvala Meskhuri is not known. The variety was a crossing partner of the new variety Alphonse Lavallée. It is mainly used as table grape in the region of Imeretia. However, the variety is also used as a wine grape in Turkey. In 2016, 0.4 hectares of vineyards were designated under the name Dodrelyabi in Chile (Kym Anderson).
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