Winegrowing region: KAKHETI viticulture region.
Climate type: Moderate continental.
Wine classification: Regional wine.
Grape source: 50% from Kondoli vineyards, the rest throughout Kakheti.
Grape yield: 8-10 ton/hectar.
Wine type: Medium sweet red.
Wine analysis (indicative):
Alc.12% vol; Res. Sugar: 30-45g/l; T/A: 5,5-7g/l.
Grapes are hand-picked at the optimum of their maturity. Soft de-stemming and crushing is followed by fermentation at controlled temperature (28°C) in stainless steel tanks. Wine was fermented using the cultural yeast strains. Skin and cap management was performed by délestage and remontage. When the fermenting juice reaches optimum sugar/acidity balance, fermentation is stopped by cooling, in order to retain the natural sweetness and freshness of the wine.
Color: Dark red with purple hues.
Aromas: Dominant blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry aromas.
Palate: Fresh and fruity, still full bodied. Varietal notes followed from the nose are perfectly balanced by the complex and sweet finish.
Marani Alazani Valley Red