After a succesfull change of style from 2017 to 2018, the use of semi-carbonic maceration, we decided to get our Saperavi from a cooler terroir: Khashmi.
Kashmi is a village in the Sagarejo municipality in the Kakheti region of Georgia.
Vineyard is organically farmed and located around 700 m of altitude.
Grapes were harvested the 2nd of October, relatively later to allow a full maturity.
Meticulous sorting at the winery, before to put whole clusters directly in Qvevris, with an addition of pressed juice.
Fermentation and maceration for around 20 days with indigenous yeasts.
The wine has been racked to old French oak barrel and Qvevri to achieve malolactic fermentation and aged slowly for another 6 months.
The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered with a minimal amount of So2.
Production : 600 bottles
In the glass, a light red color with violet hue. On the nose, lots of fruits which includes cherries and wild strawberries, licorice, backed up by smooth tannins.
Light bodied red wine, very fresh and delicate with a crisp and sapy finish. A wine with great personality and depth.
Alcohol : 12,72 %
Ph : 3,66
TA : 5,2 g/l
VA : 0,62
SO2 total : 35 mg/l
SO2 free : 10 mg/l