REGION: Bolnisi, Kakheti, Kartli.
STORY: Alipiani’s Marani was founded in 2011 by three long-time friends. They produce natural wines with traditional Georgian methods. They dry farm several grape varieties in their vineyards located in three different regions, Kakheti, Bolnisi and Kartli. All of their vineyards are bio as they use only bio products to manage their vineyards. They do not irrigate and they cultivate the soil in the old traditional way with bulls. The Marani has a 10-ton capacity with qvevris ranging in size from 200 litres to 2000 litres. The smaller ones are in the inside marani and the larger ones are buried outside.
Alapiani Winery is a member of the Natural Wine Association.
LOCATION: Village Vazisubani, Gurjaani Municipality, Region Kakheti, Georgia.
LAND: Resting at 550 meters above sea level near the Mghvriekhevi River, Alapiani Winery is nestled in the fertile Alazani River Valley with views of the sweeping Caucasus Mountains in the distance. It is just east of the capital Tbilisi in the Kakheti Region, which is famous for its winemaking history.
GRAPE VARIETY: Tavkveri
WINE TYPE: Rotwein
REGION: Okami (Innerkartli)
WINE GROWER: Merab Mirtskhulava ("Alapiani")
ALCOHOLIC CONTENT: 12 %
ALLERGENS: enthält Sulfite
Clean, dark fruit with lots of smoke, leather, essential herbs and forest soil. The tannins are fine grained and elegant. The freshness, transparency and juiciness as well as the moderate alcohol content are astonishing for Georgian conditions. Top stuff with a lot of pull!