Chateau Mere Saperavi Qvevri 2019

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Chateau Mere Saperavi is a signature wine from the acclaimed Chateau Mere Wine Resort at the gateway to Georgia's famed Kakheti Wine Region, only now available in the USA.  Produced using traditional Georgian Qvevri (subterranean clay vessels),  it shows deep ruby tints and both aroma and taste of ripe cherry and black currants.  A perfect accompaniment to rich poultry/fowl and grilled steak  Bottled with no processing or filtration.

Serve at 18-20°C (64-68°F)

Hand picked and crushed

Minimal natural sulfur


About the Winery

Chateau Mere is a signature line within the winery Winiveria, established in the Alazani Valley by George Piradashvili in 2014 as part of the prestigious Château Mere destination winery and resort complex at the gateway to Georgia’s premier wine region. The winery collaborates with local growers and a nearby cooperative to produce high quality wines made in both traditional Georgian and classical European styles.

Winemaker Notes

Following hand-harvest and crushing, grapes were fermented on skins for one month in qvevri. Aging and stabilization followed for a full year prior to release. The winemaking process for ​Saperavi uses traditional ​Georgian Qvevri, large earthenware vessels buried in the soil, for fermentation and aging. Hand-picked Saperavi grapes are crushed and placed in the Qvevri along with the stalks, seeds, and skins, allowing for a natural fermentation process. The manual stirring during fermentation enhances the wine's flavor. The unfiltered wine reflects the true essence of Saperavi grapes and the ​Kakheti Wine Region. Chateau Mere's Saperavi Qvevri has a deep color, robust body, and a pleasant finish. It pairs well with rich dishes like poultry, fowl, and grilled steak. It embodies Georgian winemaking tradition and the region's unique microclimate.

Vineyard Notes

The vineyard is located in the Signaghi region of Kakheti in the famed Alazani river valley. Grapes are grown organically at an altitude of 400-500m (1300-1650ft) on black carbonate soils using organic viticulture practices.

Technical Details

Winemaker Vano Giligashvili
Varietal Breakdown Saperavi 100%
ABV 13%
Sulfur 28mg/L free
Fermentation Qvevri, skin contact, native yeast
Filtration/Fining Unfiltered
Bottles Produced 30,000

Chateau Mere Saperavi Qvevri 2019
Chateau Mere Saperavi Qvevri 2019
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