Vachnadziani Winery Imereti Qvevri Otskhanuri Sapere 2014

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Vachnadziani Winery Imereti Qvevri Otskhanuri Sapere 2014

Country - Georgia

Region - Imereti

Grape Varieties - Otskhanuri Sapere 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Vachnadziani

Tasting notes - Raspberry red in colour, this Otskhanuri Sapere delivers enticing aromas of plums and ripe berries complemented by herbal and floral notes. Full bodied, with balancing freshness and a long, dry and smoky finish.

Vachnadziani Winery Imereti Qvevri Otskhanuri Sapere 2014

Earthy and sauvage aromas of plums and ripe berries
complemented by herbal and balsamic notes, smoky
and dry on the finish.


Producer Note
Georgia is considered to be the ‘cradle of wine', as 8,000 year-old indigenous
Rkatsiteli grape seeds have been found in clay vessels. Vachnadziani was
established in 1953 and is one of the oldest wineries in Georgia. During the Soviet
years the vineyard fell into disrepair, but now the vineyards and cellars have received
considerable investment. The aim is to preserve their ancient wine culture while
combining it with cutting edge technology. With over 1,000 hectares of vineyard,
covering the Kakheti region in eastern Georgia and the Imereti, Racha and
Lechkhumi regions in western Georgia, Vachnadziani cultivates 25 vine varieties - the
majority of which are indigenous. Their exciting and dynamic range reveals all the
charm of this historic winemaking land.


Vintage
Hand-harvested on 10th November 2014.


Vineyard
The grapes are grown in the Imereti region in western-central Georgia, where the
climate is humid, with hot summers and mild, warm winters. The vineyard is situated
at an altitude of 220 metres above sea level, where the vines are trained according
to the Vertical Shoot Position (VSP) method and are Double Guyot pruned. The soils
are humic-calcareous. The vineyard is planted on slightly inclined slopes, terraces
and plains, all of which are orientated towards the north-west and the west. Cover
grass is planted between the vines to reduce weeds; the soil is mulched and treated
with organic mineral fertilisers. Otskhanuri Sapere (pronounced Otscar-Noori
SapAIREE) is considered one of Georgia's oldest grape varieties and it translates as
‘Otskhana’s colourful’ which refers to the intense ruby colour of its wines.


Winemaking
The grapes were carefully sorted in the vineyard and then again upon arrival at the
winery, berry by berry to ensure only the healthy, undamaged and best quality fruit
was vinified. Skin-contact fermentation took place using the traditional Georgian
method of clay jars known as Qvevri, which has been recognised by UNESCO as a
process of important cultural heritage. The alcoholic fermentation lasted for one
week, followed by a maturation period of five months without skin contact.


Tasting Note
Raspberry red in colour, this Otskhanuri Sapere delivers enticing aromas of plums
and ripe berries complemented by herbal and floral notes. Full bodied, with
balancing freshness and a long, dry and smoky finish.


Grape
Otskhanuri Sapere 100%

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