This ancient and indigenous grape Kallmet is one of the best known red grape varieties in Albania.
Kallmet generally yields between two to three small clusters of big grapes and is purple red in color.
It is considered to be a highly productive grape variety, early ripening and generally considered to be a consistent performer during less favorable weather conditions. The grape ripens during the middle of August and is harvested at 23 to 25 Brix (measured sugar content).
Historically, Kallmet has been cultivated in the hilly area of Zadrima and in the vicinity of Shkoder Lake. Today it is cultivated in Malesi e Madhe, Shkoder, Lezhe, Kurbin, and Miredite.