Vachnadziani, 'Otskhanuri Sapere', 2014, Imereti, Georgia


Raspberry red in colour, this Otskhanuri Sapere wine delivers enticing aromas of plums and ripe berries complemented by herbal and floral notes. Rich in body, with balancing freshness and a long, dry and smoky finish. A wonderful example of top quality Georgian winemaking using traditional methods, and with a native grape other than Saperavi.

Hand-harvested on 10th November 2014. Skin-contact fermentation took place using the traditional Georgian method of clay jars known as Qvevri, which has been recognised by UNESCO as a process of important cultural heritage

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.

Producer: Vachnadziani

Country: Georgia

Region: Imereti

Grapes: Otskhanuri Sapere 100%

Alcohol: 12.0%

Vintage: 2014

Status: None