Saperavi Reserve 2018
Gevelli Zvari Saperavi Reserve 2018
2018 was a great vintage for Kakheti but especially for the Kondoli area giving a harvest of top-quality grapes. This limited-series, unique and complex wine is the essence of our founding pledge to bring You the best wines from endemic grape varieties that combine paramounts of two worlds and approaches to wine production. In this bottle You will find the character of ancient Georgian traditions as well as the refinement of classic European style barreled wines. In short, an explicit statement from Gevelli winemaker Archil Pharsadanishvili and his very successful marriage of clay and oak.
Created from only the highest quality selected and hand-picked Saperavi grapes from the best parcels of Gevelli Kondoli vineyards. It was handcrafted without any chemical intervention with full fermentation in original “Qvevri” clay vessels then aged with its pomace for 6 months respecting old Kakhetian traditions. Subsequently filtered and aged 12 months in new french oak barrels then left to mature in this bottle until this day. It is distinguished by an intense dark-ruby color, harmonious fruity & herbal aroma with leather and dark chocolate tones. On the palate forest fruits and red berries. Prepare for a unique and expressive textural mouthfeel with puckering tannins.
Recommended with aged cheeses, grilled red meats & venison. Suggested decantation.