Lalvari is an indigenous Armenian variety common to the north-eastern horticultural zones, like the Noyemberian district of the Tavush province. The name of the variety is derived from Lalvar Mountain. Lalvari is characterized by large, dense and conical bunches, sometimes, with wings from both sides, and big, ovate berries. The clusters that grow in the shade have greenish berries, but those under the sun are light amber in color. The skin is of medium thickness with small dark spots, covered by bloom, and the flesh is colorless, soft and juicy, with a unique taste. Fully ripe berries have subtle sweetness and high acidity. Lalvari is used to make sparkling wines and light table wines, as well as Armenian brandy.


Courtesy of Vine and Wine Foundation of Armenia