A Wine That
is quite simply an utter joy to drink. Juicy and spicy at the same time, this wine is all about contrast; elegant and light on its feet, yet simultaneously powerful in flavour. If you're a fan of the spiciness of Syrah, but love the elegance of lighter reds like Gamay or Pinot Noir, then this Georgian delight — from the Saperavi grape — is for you.
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- Winemaker: Ori Marani
Where and How?
This comes from a 20-year-old organically tended vineyard planted on clay and limestone soils, at 800m elevation, in Khashmi, in the Kakheti region of Georgia.
The whole bunches of Saperavi grapes underwent a semi-carbonic maceration of two weeks, during which time the wine fermented naturally. Fermented and aged in a combination of Georgian qvevri (the traditional clay amphorae) and old French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
In one of the most ancient and diverse winemaking countries in the world, Georgia, a Georgian – Nino Gvantseladze – and a Frenchman – Bastien Warskotte – have laid down roots. By combining ancient and rare Georgian varieties and traditions with Champenois know-how, the two are creating groundbreaking wines, unlike anything the world has seen before. Bastien says,
“I want the wines to be clean. Just because it's natural does not mean it has to be faulty. I’m also kind of against the marketing of natural wine. Because what’s natural, and what’s not natural? People are trying to put everything in some form of category, and well it’s a little bit more complicated than this.”