Kartli is one more notable wine making region in Georgia. It is known for its classic European style and high-quality sparkling wines. The vineyards are cultivated in extensive basins of the rivers - Mtkvari and its tributaries, Liakhvi and Ksani, at 450-700 meters above sea level. The indigenous sorts add a special character to Kartli as well as other regions. Notable white varieties are Chinuri, Gori Mtsvane, Budeshuri. The red varieties are Tavkveri, Shavkapito and Saperavi. Also we can meet rare varieties: Jvari, Andreuli, Aragvispiruli, Grdzelmtevana, Melikuda, Chrogha, Kharistvala, Rko, Dzelshavi. Besides local varieties foreign varieties are also common in Kartli: Aligote, Pino Nuari, Chardonnay, Sauvignon White, Merlot, Cyrano, Risling, Green Muscat and others. Like in Kakheti both traditional and European wine-making techniques are common in Kartli. Of the place of origin-named wines - Atenuri is produce just in Kartli.