A fascinating and different style of Saperavi, with a roasted, briney aroma and crunchy redcurrant, cranberry and cassis fruit.
Light on its feet, with a charming earthiness that is the only clue to the evolution here. It reminds me of great Loire Cab Franc from the likes of Breton or Bobinet.
Attractively tannic and gamey, this has plenty of Saperavi-typicity with superb drinkability into the bargain. So often growers tend to harvest it too late and the alcohol spirals up to 14% or more.
This winery has 15 ha in the Alazani valley sub-region of Kakheti.