Wine-growing region (Appellation): KAKHETI viticulture region.
Climate type: Moderate continental.
Wine classification: Regional wine.
Varietal composition: Saperavi 100%
Grape source: 100% Kondoli Vineyards.
Grape yeald: 8-10 ton/hectare.
Wine type: Dry red.
Wine analysis (indicative):
Alc.13,5% vol; Res. Sugar: <3 g/l; T/A: 5-6g/l.
Grapes are hand-picked at the optimum of their maturity. Soft de-stemming and crushing is followed by fermentation at controlled temperature (23-28 °C) in stainless steel tanks using selected yeast strains. Color and body extraction is managed by délestage and remontage. After 8-10 days of maceration, the wine is racked clean, transferred for malolactic fermentation and aged in stainless steel tanks. Small part of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 3-4 month, to add wine extra dimensions and complexity derived from fine oak.
Color: Deep, dark red color.
Aromas: Ripe black cherry and blackcurrant aromas are dominant.
Palate: Shows flavors of fleshy, juicy blackberry and overripe carnelian cherry with some notes of dried prune. The aftertaste is juicy and round, with firm and ripe tannin at the end.