Qarvani Saperavi 2020
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Qarvani produces Natural wines exclusively using Georgian traditional methods. The winery uses qvevris (Georgian subterranean clay vessels) for both fermentation and aging. All farming is organic with NO harmful chemicals. This Saperavi is produced using six months of maceration on skins, resulting in rich body, color and characteristic depth. The wine exhibits aromas of ripe cherry and plum. It is medium bodied and finishes with a fruity palate.
Qarvani is a brand of Anapea Village winery imported to the USA exclusively by Ghvinos Wine Group. Anapea Village is a unique and extraordinary Georgian winery focused on indigenous varieties and traditional techniques. Founded in 2013 by Khatia Darguashvili and her husband Gocha, Anapea farms 23 hectares in the Kvareli area of Kakheti and produces just over four thousand cases annually. Anapea Village Qarvani is a member of Georgia’s Natural Wine Association
Following hand-harvesting and destemming, the grapes were fermented in qvevri and aged for 6-7 months with full skins. From 2019, usage of Mtsvane and Rkatsiteli skins for fermentation of Saperavi commenced, resulting in this truly unique saperavi. Malolactic fermentation was completed naturally, and the finished wine was bottled and aged in bottle for 3 additional months before release.
THE VINEYARD & GRAPE
The saperavi ‘saw-per-ah-vee’ grapes for this wine are sourced from vineyards in the Kvareli area, nestled in the Caucasian foothills in the Alazani River Valley near Georgia’s border with Azerbaijan. Vines are planted at 300m (~1000ft) on alluvial soils over sandstone, and are dry-farmed. Viticulture is entirely organic with biodynamic practices.
Anapea Village Qarvani Grapes are grown without the involvement of artificial or chemical herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides. Natural winemaking views the vineyard as an ecosystem and soil as a living organism. Vineyards are certified organic by Caucascert from 2018 and the wines from 2020.