Grape Variety: Mtsvane 100%
Region: Kakheti, Georgia
Production: 9,500 bottles
Produced from old vines from high altitude vineyards (600 – 800m above sea level)
Gentle pressing of destemmed and crushed grapes in qvevri
Fermentation (with 100% of skin), without temperature control, with daily pigeage
and and extended (2-3 weeks) maceration in qvevris at 16-25 °C . Following the completion of fermentation, qvevris are hermetically closed for 6 month. After taking wine from Qvevri it rests before bottling.
Aging: 6 months in qvevri followed by further aging in bottle for 5 years before release
Tasting Notes: The wine has deep golden amber colour (hence often referred to as amber wine) with well-integrated soft tannins and aromas and flavours of ripe apricots and peaches, mandarin canded peel, roasted walnuts, perfumy sundried herbs, toasty and hints of hazelnuts. The wine has a refreshing high acidity and long finish.
Pairing: Delicate meat, cheese, white meat such as chicken or duck, moderately spicy food, oily fish
Potential for aging: at least 8-10 years
Best served decanted for at temperature of 10-14°C.