An intense nose with notes of almonds, beeswax, and damson plums... The palate is structured and aromatic, with a touch of acidity, and a long and tannic finish... A wine that will certainly unsettle those who aren’t already connoisseurs of orange wines – prepare yourself for a voyage!
John Okruashvili... Better known by his estate’s name, Okro's Wine. Originally from Signaghi in the Kakheti region of eastern Georgia, John has been immersed in his country’s rich wine culture since he was born. But his personal adventure in wine truly began 2009 when he first bottled his own wine under the name Okro. To taste the wines of Signaghi is to return to the origins of viticulture: the farming is of course organic, and has been since time immemorial; Okruashvili’s vines – a few hectares of Saperavi and Takveri for the reds and Tsolikouri, Kakhuri Mtsvane, Rkatsiteli for the whites – are nurtured with care and he does not touch his grapes or his wines once in the cellar. Very close to John Wurdeman of Pheasant's Tears, the two men share a common passion for traditional Georgian winemaking. In the bottle: the purest expression of the fruit and terroir, these are wines of character that reflect the generosity of this fabulous wine region.
A nose with notes of Amarena cherry, rosebud, plum, and a hint of smoke... Palate: rich, juicy, velvety, with a finish that highlights the sweetness of the fruit and a hint of acidity. A more consensual cuvée for those just discovering Georgian wine.
A nose with notes of yellow peaches, exotic fruits, honey, and a hint of hazelnut... Palate: dry, taut, with well-integrated tannins, and plenty of freshness. To be shared around the table with a few friends: this is a one-way ticket to Georgia!
An intense nose of quince, thyme honey, and cumin... Palate: smooth, with assertive tannins, lots of texture, and lovely length on the palate. It's a bit of Georgia in a bottle! Worth decanting, and must be tried with a plate of ripened cheeses.
Nose carried by notes of yellow apple, cantaloupe, a touch of exotic fruits (pineapple among others). A perfect juice for the sunny season in short! Palate: surprising, no references... But a wine that remains accessible to those uninitiated to Georgian nectars, a good entry into the matter.
A surprising nose with notes of yellow apple, kernel almonds, bergamot... Talk about a refreshing cuvée! Palate: beautiful structure, both ample and with tensionn, beautiful lenght. Perfect first approach to Georgia wine culture.
A nose with notes of Amarena cherry, rosebud, plum, and a hint of smoke... Palate: rich, beautiful tannic structure juicy, velvety, with a finish that highlights a hint of acidity. A curious bottle that invites you to travel!