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"Delicious red wine made from the Saperavi grape aged in traditional qvervi (amphora). The Georgians have been making wine this way for thousands of years!"
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Saperavi Budeshuri, John Okro 2018

Medium / Black Fruit / Soft

Price

£ 24.50

Colour

Red

Product Name

Saperavi Budeshuri

Producer

John Okro

Region

Kakheti

Country

Georgia

Vintage

2018

Type

Vegan, Natural, Wild/Unusual, Still

Farming

Organic

Grape

Saperavi Budeshuri

Volume

750ml

Alcohol

Coming Soon

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Note from the importer: “‘Joni’ Okro is one of the most respected natural winemakers in Kakheti, Eastern Georgia, where he concentrates on traditional long skin contact amber wines and increasingly a small range of delicious pet nats. His Kakhetian wines are sourced from cool high-altitude vineyards instead of the warmer plains his wines retain freshness and vitality and have concentration levels rarely seen. He also works with grapes from Kartli and Imereti.
His whites and amber wines are based on local grape varieties such as Rkatsiteli, Kakhuri, Mtsvane and Tsolikouli, which all spend between 1,5 and 6 months in Qvevri. The reds, Saperavi and Tavkveri, spend only one month in qvevri. Besides still wine John also produces 5 different Pet Nats and the Georgian grape-liquor called Chacha. John also owns a restaurant in Signagi overlooking the Caucasus mountains, where you can eat Kakhetian food and drink.
John’s Rkatsiteli comes from a vineyard at nearly 1000m above sea level in Signagi, Kakheti in Eastern Georgia. It spends six months on skins with 50% of brown, mature stems before racking and spends 18 months in qvevri before bottling. Soft, burnished gold, the wine is aromatic and truly unique, with notes of piquant spices and paprika emerging over the browned pineapple and honeyed walnut aromas often associated with Rkatsiteli. The palate is savoury yet tart, medium bodied, and quite delightful with high-toned cranberry, peeled starfruit, and a tropical acidity.
The Saperavi comes from an organic vineyard in Manavi, also in Kakheti (500 metres above sea level). Saperavi Budeshuri is a type of Saperavi with white flesh and more aromatic intensity. This red wine spends 15 days on skins with no stems and just over a year in qvevri. All John’s wines are completely natural – no sulphur is used.”

Taste

Medium / Black Fruit / Soft

Colour

Red

Product Name

Saperavi Budeshuri

Producer

John Okro

Region

Kakheti

Country

Georgia

Vintage

2018

Type

Vegan, Natural, Wild/Unusual, Still

Farming

Organic

Grape

Saperavi Budeshuri

Volume

750ml

Alcohol

Coming Soon

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