Grape Variety: Saperavi 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: Complex perfume of black berry, plum, black olives. Dry, Full bodied, moderately tannic, complex
Pairing: Grilled meat, charcuterie and cheese, stews
Potential for aging: at least 8-10 years
Use a large wine glass, serve at 16-18 degrees, decanting is recommended.