Winegrowing region: KAKHETI viticulture region
Appellation: Kvareli Specific Viticulture Area
Climate type: Moderate continental
Wine classification: Appellation wine
Varietal composition: Saperavi 100%
Grape source: 100% Kvareli Specific Viticulture area, north facing bank of Alazani River
Grape yield: 8 ton/hectar
Wine type: Dry vintage red
Wine analysis (indicative): Alc.13,5 % vol; Res. Sugar: <4 g/l; T/A: 4,5-5,5g/l.
Grapes are hand-picked at the optimum of their maturity. Soft de-stemming
and crushing is followed by fermentation at controlled temperature (23-28°C) in
stainless steel tanks. Wine was fermented using the cultural yeast strains. Skin and
cap management was performed by délestage and remontage. Afte 12-15 days of
maceration, wine was racked clean and transferred for malolactic fermentation and
was followed by 8-9 month of aging in 225 l oak barriques, complemented by aging
in stainless steel tanks and bottles at the optimum temperature.
Color: Dark red with twinkling hints
Aromas: Complex aromas of aged Saperavi with loads of red and black fruit with scent of smoke and spices
Palate: Nicely structured, supple first taste is dominated by blackberry. Ripe tannins are in right intensity defining the lingering finish in combination with fruit flavours
Grilled meat, game, medium aged cheese. t: 18°C.