VG

Georgia

Kakheti

Saperavi

2018

Bottle / 75cl

12.40%

John Okruashvili Saperavi Budeshuri 2018

Intense Georgian Red

Producer | John Okruashvili
Country of origin |
Region | Kakheti
Grape Variety |
Native to Georgia, Saperavi is mainly planted in the region of Kakheti, where it finds its most famous expressions. Saperavi means “the place of colour" in Georgian. Wines produced from this grape are powerful, age-worthy, with pronounced flavours of dark berries, chocolate, tobacco, liquorice and spices.
Vintage | 2018
Size | Bottle / 75cl
ABV | 12.40%
Allergens | Sulphites
Style |
A wine that changes shape in your mouth and in the glass as its swirled around. A wine with many layers of flavours that start one way, then open up on the mid-palate and deliver a lengthy finish. All great wine is complex, and all complex wines are age worthy. If a wine is over worked or over extracted, it will not age well all great wine starts with top-quality grapes that have a good intensity of fruit, medium-high level of acidity and medium-high level tannins. Ultimately the fruit, acidity and tannins/oak need to be in balance in order for the wine to develop and age well. Factors that can influence complexity include viticultural practices (grape varieties, lowering yields, irrigation, and winemaking practices (grape skin maceration, micro-oxygenation, lees stirring, further ageing). If your preference is for more complex style wines, look out for wines with elegant and savoury notes such as aged Burgundy, Barolo, Champagne.

Price £26.59

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6 - 11 £25.26
12+ £23.93
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Description

A variant of the inky Saperavi this is vivid puple and explosively aromatic with flavours of blackberries and bramble fruits. Well-integrated tannins and a fine seam of acidity binds the wine together.

Specifications

Appearance: blood red with a velvet touch 

Nose: A nose with notes of Amarena cherry, rosebud, plum, and a hint of smoke 

Palate: rich, juicy, with a finish that highlights the sweetness of the fruit and a hint of acidity 

Serving recommendation: 14-16 degrees Celsius 

Food pairing

Beef, roasted vegetables, mushroom dishes

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