Vachnadziani Winery Imereti Qvevri Otskhanuri Sapere 2016

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Vachnadziani Winery Imereti Qvevri Otskhanuri Sapere 2016

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 2016

Earthy and sauvage aromas of plums and creamy ripe
berries complemented by liquorice 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.
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. These vessels have been recognised by UNESCO as a
process of important cultural heritage. The Quevri in the Vachnadziani winery have a
950 litre capacity. 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%
Winemaker: Vladimer Kublashvili
Region: Imereti
Country: Georgia
Alcohol: 12%

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