Do you enjoy a glass of Merlot or Shiraz? Saperavi, somewhere in between.... Smooth Award-winning dry red, made from Saperavi grapes harvested in Gurjaani and Kvareli districts of Kakheti region, Georgia. Named literally ‘paint dye’ due to its inky purple colour, this is Georgia’s main red grape variety. It is one of the few varieties in the world, which have red anthocyanin (colour pigment) in the pulp as well as the skin. Distinguished by its naturally dark cherry colour, with the aromas of plums, blackberry and prunes, it is prone to withstand very cold climate giving its natural acidity. The palate is rich, spicy with hints of fresh grapes, cherry and vanilla flavours. Great with grilled meat dishes.
Country of Origin: Georgia
Wine Region: Gurjaani and Kvareli districts, Kakheti region, Georgia.
Type: Dry Red
Volume: 750 ml
Seal: Natural cork
Grape variety: Saperavi (100%)
This is a Georgian red grape variety grown mainly in Kakheti region. It reaches full ripening from second half of September, with the harvest-time lasting till end of October. Saperavi’s average yield per hectare amounts to 8-10 tons. Wines produced from Saperavi (Vins de Tables as well as AOC’s) are suitable for extended aging (up to 50 years) and it is also used for producing naturally sweet wines and rosé.
Colour: Dark cherry Fermentation: After four days on the skins, the wine is pressed off and finishes its primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks before undergoing Malolactic fermentation at 25/27°C.
Tasting Notes: The palate is rich, spicy with hints of fresh grapes, cherry and vanilla flavours.
Food pairing: Its strong flavour and texture make it suitable with grilled meat dishes, spicy stews and hard cheeses. Also a tasty choice with red-sauce pastas, barbecues and lamb chops.
Alcohol: 13% Serving temperature: 16-18°C.
Awards: Decanter, London 2014 – Bronze, 2013 – Bronze, 2012 – Bronze, 2009 – Bronze IWSC, London 2014 – Bronze, 2012 – Bronze, 2011 – Bronze, 2009- Bronze, 2008-Silver, 2007 – Silver, Best in Class; IWC, London 2014 – Bronze; Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Competition 2012 – Bronze; Decanter Asia Wine Awards, Hong Kong 2012 –Bronze; China Wine Awards, Hong-Kong 2011 – Bronze; IWCC, Spain 2011 – Silver; IWA, Tbilisi 2014 –Silver, 2013 – Gold