Rostomaant Marani, established by the Rostomashvili family, can trace its history back to 1770 when the monk Rostom Orbeliani first cultivated a grape harvest. The dynasty has passed through six generations of Rostomashvili’s and is now run by Zurab and Irakli Rostomashvili. The logo is a portrait of Nikoloz Rostomashvili (1887-1967), who was the last owner of the company when it was at a prior location in Akhmeta.
Village Telavi, Telavi Municipality, Region Kakheti, Georgia
Rostomaant Marani owns two vineyards on either side of the Alazani River which are used for 70% Rkatsiteli, and 30% Saperavi grapes. Both have been harvested for over 35 years, and experience significant sun exposure.
One vineyard is in the Napareuli microzone, in the village of Saniore. This land hosts two rows of Saperavi grapes, and six rows of Rkatsiteli, yielding approximately 100 kilos of grapes per row. The second is in the Tsinandali microzone, in the village Kurdgelari. Annual sunshine in this locale is stunning--over 2,300 hours--which is ideal for vine health. Located on the north side of the Tsiv-Gombori Mountains, this small vineyard has recently been expanded from its original 10 rows to include 7 more, increasing production to around 3,000 kilos per annum.
Not yet represented in the U.S. market.
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