Telavi Marani (Georgia)

Alazani Valley Red

Variety:                                      Saperavi - 100%

Region:                                      Grapes are sourced out: 50% from Kondoli vineyards, the rest throughout Kakheti region

Viticulture:                               Grapes are hand-picked at the optimum of their maturity at the end of October, beginning of November.

Vinification:                              Soft de-stemming and crushing is followed by fermentation at controlled temperature (28 degrees C) in stainless steel tanks.  Wine is fermented using the cultural yeast strains. 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. 

Tasting profile:                         Dark red with purple hues color. Dominant blackberry, blackcurrant and cherry aromas. Fresh and fruity, though full-bodied.  Varietal flavors transferred from the nose are perfectly balanced by the versatile and sweet finish.

Food pairing:                            Desserts, spicy Asian cuisine.