Vachnadziani Winery, Kakheti, Saperavi NV
Saperavi is an indigenous dark skinned, pink fleshed Georgian variety. Saperavi translates as ‘dye’ which is apt for this grape which produces richly coloured wines with marked acidity. The grapes were hand-harvested at optimal maturity. This is a 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.
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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.