Khvanchkara (Vintage 2016) Gold Medal Winner by Tbilvino (7-Time Golden Brand Winner) named Best Khvanchkara in Georgia NWC. This premium and award-winning semi-sweet wine is made from Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli grape varieties harvested in the unique Khvanchkara micro-zone in Racha, Western Georgia. The wine is bright medium-ruby colour with distinct notes of berries and cherry. It has harmonious, velvet and elaborate taste with pleasant sweetness; it is light and smooth with fresh berry fruit tones and species-specific aroma. Its natural sweetness is perfectly balanced by its acidity. Enjoy it chilled as an appetizer or with desserts, soft cheeses and fruit.
Country of Origin: Georgia
Wine Region: Khvanchkara micro-zone of the mountainous Racha region in the western Georgia. The vineyards are located on the mountain slopes 450-750 meters above sea level.
Producer: Tbilvino Type: Semi-sweet red
Vintage: 2016 Volume: 750 ml Seal: Natural cork
Grape variety: Aleksandrouli (70%), Mujuretuli (30%) Aleksandrouli A red grape variety grown mainly in Racha region. It reaches full maturity by late October. Its average productivity per-hectare amounts to 5-6 tons. Blended with the Mujuretuli grape variety from Racha’s Khvanchkhara micro-zone, it contributes to naturally semi-sweet Khvanchkhara. Mujuretuli A red grape variety grown mainly in Racha-Lechkhumi region. It reaches full maturity by mid-October. Its average productivity per-hectare amounts to 6-8 tons. Blended with Aleksandrouli, Mujuretuli is mainly used for the premium Khvanchkhara brand. Colour: Mild ruby
Fermentation: The juice is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 16/18°C.
Tasting Notes: This wine has distinct notes of berries and cherry, with a well-developed varietal aroma. It has harmonious, velvet and elaborate taste with pleasant sweetness and fruit tones that makes it a pleasure to sip.
Food pairing: Pairs well with walnut and honey sweets, fruit assortments and soft cheeses.
Serving temperature: 10-12°C.
Awards: Decanter, London 2014 – Bronze, 2010 – Bronze Georgian National Wine Competition, Tbilisi 2012 – Silver, Tbilisi 2017 - Gold (2016 Vintage) 7-Time Golden Brand Winner