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Alazani Qvevri Saperavi Red 2019, Georgia

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Alazani Qvevri Saperavi Red 2019, Georgia

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This Georgian wine is made from the increasing popular Saperavi grape. It is a highly pigmented black grape variety which in taste can be close to Malbec, Cabernet Franc or even Gamay.

The wine has been fermented in the traditional qvevri (ceramic pot). The grapes are crushed and put into the qvevri alongside their skins, pips and stalks (known in Georgia as the chacha which can be made into a spirit later), the wine ferments and then stays in the qvevri for around six months at which point the chacha is removed and the wine is returned to the qvevri for further ageing.

This wine has a deep ruby colour with pronounced flavours of dried black fruits and winter spice. There is a well balanced acidity which gives freshness and good, rounded tannins.

Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 13%
Current Stock: 3
BIN: BTL-0308
Style: Red
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes
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Georgia

Known as the "cradle of wine", this is where winemaking began over 8000 years ago. Early Georgian winemaking traditions, including the use of a Qvevri (a clay pot buried underground) are still used today. Georgia was unscathed by the medieval Crusades and was not in the Ottoman empire (which banned wine consumption), thus this is not only the oldest wine region, but also the region which has consistently produced wine throughout its history.

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Saperavi

A unique grape variety that originates in Georgia, the earliest mentions of the variety are dated to the 9th and 10th centuries. It is considered by some to be the best red wine grape. Saperavi wines typically have a deep red colour, floral notes, flavours of black and red fruits and hints of spice. It also has huge ageing potential.

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Alazani, Kardenakhi, Georgia

The village of Kardenakhi has a long winemaking history, every house door has a vine growing over it, which is where the name comes from - `Kari` (door) and `Venakhi` (vine).

Alazani Winery was founded in the 19th century. Their wines are made with Georgian grape varietals which are aged in French, resulting in wines which are soft, aromatic, and gentle.

Customer Reviews

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check icon verified Trusted Customer 7th Dec 2023
Superb quality wine which evaporates all too quickly after opening!
check icon verified Trusted Customer 7th Dec 2023
Superb quality wine which evaporates all too quickly after opening!
check icon verified Trusted Customer 9th Dec 2022
Interesting wine from an unusual grape and unusal country
check icon verified Trusted Customer 27th Jul 2022
Saperavi is a really interesting grape variety, something like a cross between syrah and malbec. Give it a try!