Vachnadziani Winery Kakheti Saperavi Classical 2018

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Vachnadziani Winery Kakheti Saperavi Classical 2018

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 Classical 2018

Inviting aromas of wild berry, spice and toasty notes
prelude an earthy palate with rich crème de cassis and
ripe raspberry flavours enhanced by a touch of black
pepper.
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 grapes were carefully sorted upon arrival at the winery, to ensure the best quality
fruit was vinified. Fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel
tanks, followed by malolactic conversion to soften the palate. 8% of the wine was aged
in new French oak barrels for eight months.
Tasting Note
Inviting aromas of wild berry, spice and toasty notes prelude a beautifully balanced
palate with smoky ripe flavours of plum and earthy undertones. Pure and elegant on
the finish.
Grape
Saperavi 100%
Winemaker: Vladimer Kublashvili
Region: Kakheti
Country: Georgia
Alcohol: 13.5%

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