Wine-growing region: KAKHETI viticulture region.
Appellation: Mukuzani Specific Viticulture area
Climate type: Moderate continental
Wine classification: Appellation wine
Varietal composition: Saperavi 100%
Grape source: 100% Mukuzani Specific Viticulture area, north facing bank of Alazani River.
Grape yield: 8 ton/hectare.
Wine type: Dry vintage red.
Wine analysis (indicative): Alc.13,5 % vol; Res. Sugar: <4 g/l; T/A: 4,5-5,5g/l.

 

Vinification

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. After 12-15 days of maceration, wine was racked clean and transferred for malolactic fermentation and 10-12 month of aging in 225 l oak barriques, which was complemented by aging in stainless steel tanks and bottles at the optimum temperature.

 

Tasting Notes
Color: Deep red color
Aromas: The wine shows aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate with sprinkling of vanilla and spice
Palate: Generous ripe mouth-filling fruit on the palate with notes of damson, followed by robust tannins and extended finish

Marani Mukuzani