With more than 500 indigenous grape varieties, 8,000-year history and off-the-beaten-path wine styles, Georgia has emerged to become a wine destination for curious drinkers. Georgia is known by many for its kvevri wines, which are fermented and sometimes aged in traditional clay vessels, often buried underground. These wines show a different flavour profile and interesting texture. With the intense desire to resurrect the country’s diverse natural heritage, Georgia is leading producers to plant more traditional varieties, many that had almost been forgotten.
Krakhuna 2018, Nikoladzeebis Marani
White grape with light skinned berries. Notes of guava, papaya, pepper and grass. Pretty fresh with round palate.
Kiss of Kakhuri Mtsvane 2018, Kortavebis Marani
White grape, low yields, fresh and pretty. Kissi is the grape that everyone loves (and remembers) when tasting Georgian wine for the first time. Here blended with Mtsvane for a very fresh, pleasant, light skin contact.
Okro's Mtsvane 2016, Okro's Wines
White grape, very flavourful, often blended to balance other less expressive grapes. Delicate nose, with flowers and white peach.
Rosé with 3 weeks of maceration. This rare-300-years old- grape has thick skin, high acidity and a good ageing potential. With caramelised fruits, orange peel, earthy notes and smoke.
Lapati Super Ravi 2017, Lapati
Saperavi is a deep, dark, red grape. With thick skin, it gives full-bodied wines, with high acidity and tannins. Good ageing potential.
Poliphonia 2018, Pheasant's Tears Winery
Blend of white and red grapes from 417 vineyards located in Tibaani, Kakheti. This wine is a field blend of 417 of the original 525 Georgian local varieties. The 5 hectares plot was planted as a vine library to help these rare grapes survive.