• Well, Hello Saperavi

    Inky-black red wines, sour cherry, chocolate, vanilla, spice, earthy, juicy-jammy, aggressively tannic, high acid, what varietal holds all this diversity? Well, Hello Saperavi (sah-per-ah-vee) your new favorite red wine from Georgia, the country.
  • 13 DC Gems With Georgian Wine

    Updated: Leading D.C. Sommeliers and Chef’s are Urging Washingtonians to Discover Georgia: the Birthplace of Wine and the Next Big Wine Region. Georgia, the country not the state, boasts the oldest winemaking tradition in the world dating back 8,000 years, 525 unique varietals and downright delicious wines.
  • Orgo 2014: Stunning Qvevri Wines

    Interested in amber wine? Want to know what natural Georgian wines are all about? Grab a bottle of the new 2014 Orgo Saperavi and 2014 Orgo Rkatsiteli. Discover fresh and elegant natural Qvevri wines. Made from 50-80 year old vines by the Dakishvili family in qvevri in their centuries old marani (wine cellar)...
  • 5 Georgian Wines to Try

    Dave McIntyre of the Washington Post wrote a compelling article on Georgian wines entitled "Why should you get to know Georgian wines? Because they’re exciting." In which he recommends 5 wines including Teliani Valley Tsinandali, Orgo Kisi, Orgo Saperavi and Jakeli Saperavi.
95 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine
Rkatsiteli Tsarapi 2013 Our Wine
Soliko Tsaishvili's wines instantly transport you back to a crisp late October evening by a Kakhetian fireside, where friends are cooking mtsvadi (open fire grilled pork) in preparation for a feast. This 2013 Our Wine Rkatsiteli has as much character as its wine maker. Soliko started making wine as a hobby 30 years ago. He now farms 13.5 acres in Kakheti under biodynamics, some vineyards reaching 50 years old. Everything about this wine is done by hand by Soliko and his family destems the grapes and then adds some stems back along with the grapes in the traditional Georgian earthenware qvevri. After a spontaneous fermentation, the wine remains in the qvevri for about six months. That extended skin and stem contact makes for gripping wine, almost more food than drink.
92 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine
Saperavi 2012 Orgo
A strikingly elegant Saperavi made from 80 year old vines. The wine is fermented and aged in Qvevri (Large clay jars). Temuri Dakishvili sources the grapes from Kurdgelauri and Tsinandali villages in the Telavi district, on the right bank of the Alazani River. 2012 was Orgo's first vintage and boy was it a success. Approximately 3,000 bottles of the 2012 Saperavi were produce. It is a one of a kind juicy old vine Saperavi.
92 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine
Kisi 2012 Vinoterra
Kisi (pronounced Key-see) a rare varietal once almost extinct by the Soviets is on the rise again. Vinoterra made their first Kisi in 2006 when no one else was making a commercial Kisi. The 2006 Vinoterra Kisi has sparked a renaissance of the Kisi varietal, now their is sufficient planting of the varietal that tens of winery are now producing Kisi wines. Each year Gogi Dakishvili makes a limited amount of Kisi in the traditional qvevri style with 6 months of skin contact. Kiss tends to be more Aromatic then Rkatisteli but with sound structure, aggressive tannin and balance acidity. It is a perfect varietal for the Kakhetian style ready for aging.
91 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine
Mtsvane 2013 Shalauri Cellars
This 2013 Mtsvane is one of this special wines that once you try it you never forget it. This Mtsvane shows you a new elegance of the the qvevri style Mtsvane. Shalauri Wine Cellars sources their Mtsvane grapes from the Kistauri zone of Kakheti region. This artisanal wine is produced by the traditional Qvevri Method -- an 8,000 year old uniquely Georgian that utilizes a huge clay jar, Qvevri, buried underneath the ground to allow wine fermentation and aging in an even, naturally cool condition. This wine sees extended skin contact, 6 months, in the case of the Mtsvane, and low interference in the vilification process.
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Saperavi (sah-per-ah-vee) Georgia’s endemic red varietal is having a banner year with with 10 wines being rated 90 points and so many new wines on the market. We are partnering with Potomac Wine & Spirits to give you 15% OFF SIX OR MORE Georgian Saperavi Wines to help you drink more Saperavi these holidays. Potomac Wine & […]
Inky-black red wines, sour cherry, chocolate, vanilla, spice, earthy, juicy-jammy, aggressively tannic, high acid, what varietal holds all this diversity? Well, Hello Saperavi (sah-per-ah-vee) your new favorite red wine from Georgia, the country. Saperavi the Next Big Red? Wines from Georgia, the country, are blowing up thanks to great press and you can increasingly find them […]
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