We all know the Ray Charles song that takes you to the Peach state, where the nights are long and warm, the fruit is sweet and the wine is great …? No, not that’s the wrong Georgia! This week we’re of to Caucasus and the country that is the oldest wine producing country in the world.
We haven’t talked to much about Georgian wine here at Kultour, but wines from this country has had a bit of a renaissance the last few years. Coming on the heels of the Natural wine wave, Georgian wine has been a hit among hipsters all around the world. But you don’t need a long beard and to live on Grünerløkka to enjoy these wines, there are many on offer at Vinmonopolet and this weeks wine is both affordable, good quality and a great introduction to a new, but old, wine region.
Winiverias Saperavi is made from the local grape that gives the name to the wine, Saperavi. The juice is stored in large clay vats called quervi, that are built into the ground. Here the wine is spntanously fermented and then tapped unfiltered into the bottles. The method reminds us of Natural wine and it has the shady look of a natural wine, but the flavour is nice and clean. A great wine to introduce wine from Georgia.
Winiveria Saperavi 2019 - 215,-
A beautiful dark red, almost purple colour. Wild cherry and plum on the nose. Reminds me of the fruits and berries you get in Hardanger (moreller and plommer). Cherry continues on the palate. Very freshand fruity. Nicely integrated tannins and good acidity. Just a very good, good wine!