Vazisubani Estate - Estate Collection - Mukuzani Saperavi 2019
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Mature but still bright ruby color. Sweet cherry, spicy oak and coffee overtones. Palate is intense with Blackberry and Cherry flavors. Velvety tannins. Oak maturation is complemented with balanced acidity and excellent expressed terroir. Elegant pairing wine from Georgia’s most prized PDO for Saperavi grapes. Best at 14-15°C (57-59°F)
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 using state of the art facilities, grapes are harvested by hand, partially destemmed and loaded to stainless steel tanks for fermentation, leaving on skins for 20 days. The Wine is aged in oak for 8 months.
This is an intensely pigmented wine, bold and mature, dark ruby color. Palate is intense with blackberry and cherry flavors, spicy oak and coffee overtones and velvety tannins.
THE VINEYARD & GRAPE
The 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.
Mukuzani (‘mook-oo-zawn-ee’) is among the most prized and cherished of Georgia’s indigenous saperavi varieties, producing distinctive high quality wine. Mukuzani wines were enjoyed by the royal houses of Europe and have long stood among the most famous and desired of Georgian wines throughout the world.