Saperavi Budeshuri - 2016 - John Okruashvili
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.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Caucasus Georgia
- Degree of alcohol
- 12.5 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2024
100% Budeshuri Saperavi (a very close cousin of Saperavi) from vines that have never been touched by chemicals, planted around the village of Tibaani at 400 meters altitude, in the famous wine region of Kakheti, in eastern Georgia. Vinification: Grapes in whole bunches are placed in qvevris – large Georgian amphorae buried up to their necks in the winery – followed by two weeks of maceration, and 15 months of ageing in qvevri. Bottled on the 28th of December 2017, without filtration or fining, and zero sulphur.
John Okruashvili... For now his name may mean nothing to you, as the winemaker is better known by his estate’s name, Okro's Wine. Originally from the little town of 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...All wines
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