Wine Akhmeta was Added to Protected Designations of Origin
Wine Akhmeta has been added to protected Designations of Origin (PDO) of Georgia. The National Wine Agency applied to the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia with a request to register a geographical indication.
The geographical location of the Akhmeta micro-zone, the transient climate from the dry subtropical to the humid subtropics, the dark brown carbonate soils, distinctive features of the green Kakhetian variety of vines determine the special dignity of the wine Akhmeta.
Akhmeta is white or amber wine. The micro-zone is located in the Akhmeta municipality and apart from the city Akhmeta, it involves the villages, such as Sakobiano, Matani, Kistauri, Arashenda, Akhshani, Akhshnisvelebi, Ingeti, Kojori, Osiauri, Sachale, Ojio, Alaverdi, Kogoti, Chabinaani, Zemo Alvani, Khorbalo, Kvemo Alvani, Babaneuli, Magraani, Pichkhovani, and Argokhi.
white Akhmeta wine can be made only from Kakhetian green grapes grown in the micro-zone. Amber Akhmeta wine can be added to Kakhetian Green grapes from Kisi Khikhvi grapes grown in the same location.
Until now, 21 designations of Georgian wines were registered in Georgia.