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2019 Qvevris Saperavi, Tbilvino Georgian Valleys, Kakheti, Georgia

£17.99

This wine is produced in the 8000 year old ‘Qvevri method’. A Qvevri is a uniquely Georgian creation, a large subterranean clay jar, in which wines are fermented and matured on...

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This wine is produced in the 8000 year old ‘Qvevri method’. A Qvevri is a uniquely Georgian creation, a large subterranean clay jar, in which wines are fermented and matured on both skins and stems. This gives Qvevri wines a dimension of flavour and aroma not found in other wines.

Made from 100% Saperavi grapes, which are widely regarded to benefit most from the Qvevri method of production. This traditional wine is not pressed off the skins until 2-3 months after primary fermentation.

The Qvevris Saperavi offers a deep and rich bouquet of cherry and blackberry. Its colour is a beautiful violet colour. The presence of the clay from the Qvevri in the fermentation give it a complex earthy aroma.

Cellaring: Due to its complex tannin structure and long post-maceration period this wine has huge cellaring potential. Although drinking nicely now, it can be laid down for another 4-5 years.

Recommended food pairings: steak, barbecued meat and vegetables.