Iberieli Winery

Iberieli Saperavi 2021

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The Saperavi grapes for this wine are from Iberieli’s vineyard located on gently sloping alluvial slopes in the prestigious Teliani Appellation of Georgia’s famed Kakheti Valley.  Vines are planted at 480-490m( ~1600feet) and soil is sandy clay loam with alluvial stones.  Viticulture is wholly organic in accordance with criteria of the Natural Wine Association of Georgia.  

Saperavi (‘saw-per-ah-vee’) is Georgia’s most widely-planted red grape and is an ancient indigenous variety. One of the few teinturier (red skin and flesh)varieties, it is blessed with both high tannin and acidity, and is used to make a wide range of red wines.   Fresh berry and plum aromas are common, along with smoke and woodsy spice.  Iberieli Saperavi is famed in Georgia and many countries of the world where it is exported.

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Tasting Notes

Taste of macerated raspberries, blackberry, bell paper. Long finish with mineral sensation

Winemaker Notes

Hand picked fruit, manual crushing and destemming.

2 Week Skin Contact in Qvevri, 11 Months aging 

Vineyard Notes

Organic fertilization.
Copper based contact fungicides and biological fungicides and insecticides (e.g. Bacillus Subtrillis);
Irrigation only if draught.
Trellis, vertical shoot positioning, grown mainly on bilateral cordons or arched canes.

Sandy clay loam with river stones (alluvium)
Slope-facing to south-east. Elevation 480-490 m

Food Pairing

Light cheese, Khachapuri, fried chicken, beef.

    Iberieli Saperavi 2021
    Iberieli Saperavi 2021
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