Saperavi is a red grape variety that originates from the Georgian Republic. It is known for its dark color and pink flesh. The name Saperavi means "dye" in Georgian, making it fitting for this teinturier variety. It is widely grown throughout the Caucasus region and in various regions of the former Soviet Republics. Saperavi is known for producing intense color and acidity in wines, making it ideal for cheaper blended wines. However, it can also produce high-quality varietal wines with aging potential. In Georgia, Saperavi's best expression comes from the Kakheti region. It thrives in cool continental climates, producing high yields at high altitudes without compromising quality. Saperavi is also grown in small amounts in the Finger Lakes AVA of New York State, Victoria, Australia and New Zealand.