Vachnadziani Winery Kakheti Saperavi 2019

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Vachnadziani Winery Kakheti Saperavi 2019

Country - Georgia

Region - Kakheti

Grape Varieties - Saperavi 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Vachnadziani

Tasting notes - A deeply coloured warm and spicy red, offering vibrant aromas of wild berries and red plum. On the palate this is smooth, with soft tannins, characteristic balancing acidity and an attractive hint of spice on the finish.

Vachnadziani Winery Kakheti Saperavi 2019

A warm and spicy red offering vibrant aromas of wild
berries, tea and crème de cassis with lovely floral
lavender hints, loads of flavour and spicy 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.


Vineyard
The grapes are grown in the Kakheti region in eastern Georgia, where the climate is
moderately humid, with hot summers and cool winters. The vineyard is situated at an
altitude of 320 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 clay
and loamy, which provide good water retention properties to sustain the vines during
the hot summers. The vineyard is planted with cover grass between the vines to reduce
weeds; the soil is mulched and treated with organic mineral fertilisers. The Saperavi
(pronounced Sap-e-RAVEE) variety is an indigenous dark skinned, pink fleshed
Georgian variety. Saperavi translates as ‘dye’ which is apt for this teinturier grape which
produces richly coloured wines with marked acidity. The grapes were hand-harvested
at optimal maturity.


Winemaking
The fruit was carefully selected prior to vinification. Fermentation took place in
temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, in order to retain the purity of fruit and the
varietal characteristics of the Saperavi grape. The wine went through malolactic
fermentation in order to soften the palate. The wine was made in an unoaked style.


Tasting Note
A deeply coloured warm and spicy red, offering vibrant aromas of wild berries and red
plum. On the palate this is smooth, with soft tannins, characteristic balancing acidity
and an attractive hint of spice on the finish.


Grape
Saperavi 100%

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