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GRAPE VARIETIES

Our natural wines are made of the following georgian grape varieties

Rkatsiteli is Georgia's most popular and widely planted white wine grape variety from Kakheti region. It produces high quality classic (European) style and traditional Kakhetian style (qvevri) wines including tables wines, PGIs (Protected Geographical Indication) and PDOs (Protected Designation of Origin).

Aromas : Green apple, citrus, raw nuts, quince, tropical fruits, dried apple, Georgian spices and walnuts.

Tavkveri is a grape from Kartli and the most widely planted red varietal in the region. It is quite a high-yielding varietal and is grown in almost every part of kartli region. It produces a wide range of styles from light-bodied reds to rosé and sparkling wines.

Aromas : It is a light, vibrant, highly acidic wine expressing the aromas of red fruits. Young Tavkveri wine is a real charmer and exceptinally delicious, easy-drinking wine.

Chinuri is a white variety from Kartli that is planted nearly all across Kartli region. According to Ivane Javakhishviki, a Georgian historian, the name is supposedly derived from the color of an olive leaf, which used to be called “chin” in old times in Georgia. It produces wines that range in style from exceptionally elegant dry whites that are light-green or straw in color to sparkling and semi-sparkling examples. The grape performs best in a sparkling wine, but it is also capable of making an excellent qvevri examples when aged on its skin and stems. Chinuri is often blended with Mtsvane and Tavkveri varietals in Kartli region.

Aromas : Classic Chinuri wine conveys the aromas of citrus, fresh fruits and green herbs. Qvevri Chinuri that is aged on its skin and stems displays the aromas of dried fruits (apple, pear) and herbs (sage, wild mint) and sometimes with a veneer of dried orange skin.

Saperavi is Georgia's most widely recognized red wine grape variety from Kakheti region. Saperavi qvevri wines are the best reds in Georgia.

Aromas : Herbal (mint, rosemary, bay leaf), fruit, berries, dried fruit (raspberry, black cherry, plum, blackcurrant, prune, jamminess), and also black pepper, tobacco, sweet spices.

Mtsvane Kakhuri Literally, “green from Kakheti”. This variety grows well on the calcareous soils in Kakheti, southeastern Georgia, particularly in the appellations of Tsinandali, Manavi, Gurdjaani, Vazisubani and Kardenakhi.

Aromas : When vinified in a European style, the young dry, white wine often has a greenish- straw tinge. Mtsvane Kakhuri imparts fresh white peach, floral, citrus and tropical aromas, with a light mineral undertone. It is quite dark and will show more apricot and stone fruit character when vinified in qvevri.

Mtsvane Kakhuri Literally, “green from Kakheti”. This variety grows well on the calcareous soils in Kakheti, southeastern Georgia, particularly in the appellations of Tsinandali, Manavi, Gurdjaani, Vazisubani and Kardenakhi.

Aromas : When vinified in a European style, the young dry, white wine often has a greenish- straw tinge. Mtsvane Kakhuri imparts fresh white peach, floral, citrus and tropical aromas, with a light mineral undertone. It is quite dark and will show more apricot and stone fruit character when vinified in qvevri.

Aladasturi is a native variety from West Georgia. Before the arrival of the American fungal diseases and of Phylloxera, Aladasturi was wide spread within the Guria province and in Lower Imereti. Aladasturi is included in the official list of grapevine varieties recommended for cultivation in Western Georgia. The berry is medium size, ovate or oblong, rounded at the end and dark blue. The time of ripening is in the third ten days of October. 

Aromas : taste of red fruits a light red color, quite rounded and harmonic, with a specific-type taste and surplus acidity.