Vazisubani Estate Kakhuri Mtsvane 2020
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Wild fermentation at soil temperature enables maximum terroir expression, together with full skin contact for 5-6 months in Qvevri.
Exhibits tropical overtones coupled with dried figs. Clean and long, with lingering finish complimented by tannin rich body.
Mtsvane that can be enjoyed alone or with a wide assortment of meats and cheeses.
Serve at 10-12°C (50-55°F)
Qvevri unfiltered dry Amber
Hand picked, partially de-stemmed
Fermented with Stems
Vazisubani Estate dates back to the 19th century and traces from one of Georgia’s most storied and cherished family lines, Chavchavadze. The Estate has been meticulously restored over the last decade, emerging as a premier wine-tourism destination built around the palace, gardens, winery, marani (wine cellar) and 35 hectares of estate vineyards.
Under watchful management of one of Georgia’s premier wine makers, mtsvane fruit is harvested in early morning by hand and brought directly to the cellar where partially-destemmed bunches are loaded directly into qvevri for fermentation and extended skin maceration.
THE VINEYARD & GRAPE
The estate-grown mtsvane grapes for this wine are sourced from the Vazisubani PDO, on the right bank of the Alazani River in the Kakheti region. Vines are planted 1500-1800feet elevation. Top soil is 14- 16inches, black to loamy; Sub-soil is white clay with stony structure laying on a limestone strata with carbonated enclaves.
Kakhetian Mtsvane ‘kawk-hetian mitts-vawn-ee’ - also known as Kakhuri Mtsvane, is one of six indigenous varieties of mtsvane and is one of Georgia’s oldest indigenous varieties on today’s market. Vinified in qvevri, the wine shows apricot and stone-fruit character and amber color.