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Primary Notes: Plum, Black Cherry Pomegranate Licorice Cinnamon
Secondary Notes: Honeycomb / Beeswax
Tertiary Notes: Chocolate
Dryness: Very Dry
Origin & Awards
Origin: Imereti, Georgia
Maker: Baia's Wine
Grape: Otskhanuri Sapere
Fermentation: Organic Steel Only
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16–18 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Pair with pork braised with apples, grilled meats, meatball marinara
Baia's Wine Otskhanuri Sapere Red Dry 2020
Deep, dark red colour. Dark berries, black plums and a hint of cocoa aromas fill the bouquet. The dry and medium bodied palate has a crazy cool crispness, refreshing acidity and firm tannins. A flavour burst of black cherries, plums and pomegranate with honeycomb, chocolate and other sweet spices. Closes with a long and velvety finish.
After hand-picking, sorting and destemming, the grapes go through a gentle pressing. The result is put into Qvevri, where spontaneous fermentation begins. Maceration lasts for 3 months with only 30% of skins and wild yeasts. Bottling without filtration.
Want to know more about Qvevri winemaking?
Qvevri winemaking is practiced throughout Georgia, particularly in village communities where unique varieties of grapes are grown.
The name Qvevri refers specifically to the large lemon-shaped terracotta pots that are buried in the ground up to their necks during wine fermentation and maturation.
Burying the pots is an ancient form of refrigerationsince temperatures are cooler underground. This provides a longer maceration period for grapes on fermenting must, which would otherwise cause wine to spoil above ground. The extended maceration period develops an increase in aroma and flavour profiles in Qvevri wines.
Interested in other wines made from unique indigenous grapes? Check out Katogi Averoff Inima Xinomavro 2015.