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John Okruashvili

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.

John Okruashvili
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Nose carried by notes of 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.

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