Traditional Qvevri Saperavi (Red)
Palate is tasteful and exuberant bearing mulberry and cherry fruit flavours. Rich, velvety tannin sensation enhances the wine structure. Long lasting taste impresses for its lavishness. Pronounced varietal power and excellently expressed vinosity – a quite common phenomenon to Georgian wines.
Both red meat and game fried, grilled and stewed with spices. Excellent with mature cheese of different styles.
Depending on the year, grapes may be or may not be de-stemmed. Partial de-stemming may also be applied. Crushing is mostly avoided as well as we do not chill the must. Instead, we pick grapes very early during the day and try to start wild fermentation at the natural temperature. The size of our qvevris are from 900 to 2,500 L. Maceration for 5 to 6 months with yeast lees, skins, seeds and sometimes stems. Wine is bottle-aged before the release for 6 to 8 months.