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Dilao Rkatsiteli-Mtsvane 2015 Orgo Georgia Kakheti
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This is a 50%-50% blend of Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane grapes fermented and made in qvevri (large clay jars buried under the ground). This is an Amber or "Orange" wine style, but made in a lighter style with only 1 month of skin contact. It is a perfect introduction to the style.

Dilao (dee-la-oh) is a new brand from the Teleda/Orgo winery with the ambition to make fantastic Georgian Qvevri wines that can promote traditional Georgian wine techniques among a broad segment of the US market by over delivering on story and quality for the price.
Points of distinction
  • • Natural Qvevri Wine
    • Amber Wine
Mtsvane 2014 Shalauri Cellars Georgia Kakheti 90 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2017
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The 2014 Mtsvane had a tough act to follow in the magnificent 2013 Mtsvane from Shalauri. The good news is that they nailed it once again. For their 2014 Mtsvane Shalauri Wine Cellars sourced their Mtsvane grapes from the Manavi district 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.
Points of distinction
  • • Best Mtsvane of 2014
    • Aromatic (Decant)
Kisi 2014 Vinoterra Georgia Kakheti 92 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2017
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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. Kisi 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.
Points of distinction
  • • Top Rated Georgian Wine
    • Tannic and Dry
    • Natural Qvevri Wine
Dilao Saperavi 2015 Orgo Georgia Kakheti
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Dilao (dee-la-oh) is a new brand from the Teleda winery with the ambition to make fantastic Georgian qvevri wines that can promote traditional Georgian wine techniques among a broad segment of the US market by over delivering on story and quality for the price.
Points of distinction
  • • Natural Qvevri Wine
    • Dark Brambly Fruits
Saperavi 2015 Orgo Georgia Kakheti 90 POINTS Wine Enthusiast 2014
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The 2015 Orgo Saperavi represents the power of Saperavi balanced with finesse. This wine is 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. 2015 is Orgo's fourth vintage and it's style given the great whether is a fun contrast from the previous vintage which was a bit lighter and fresh. Approximately 10,000 bottles of the 2015 Saperavi were produce. It is a one of a kind powerful old vine Saperavi.
Points of distinction
  • • Old Vine Saperavi
    • Natural Qvevri Wine
    • Elegant
Saperavi 2014 Shalauri Cellars Georgia Kakheti 90 POINTS Wine Enthusiast 2014
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Shalauri Cellar's second vintage produced another spectacular, vibrant and powerful Saperavi solidifying them as one of the best new wineries to start in the last few years. This wine has an edginess and depth that is unique to excellent Saperavi wines. Shalauri is staunchly committed to producing small release wine using the traditional Qvevri Method -- an 8,000 year old uniquely Georgian method that utilizes a huge clay jar, Qvevri, buried underneath the ground to allow wine fermentation and aging in an even, naturally cool condition.
Points of distinction
  • • Powerful Young
    • Aging Potential
    • Qvevri and Low Sulfite
Khikhvi Blend 2014 Naotari Georgia Chikaani - Kakheti
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Koba Kvatchrelishvili produces just over 3,000 bottles from his 3 hectares of sustainably grown and organically farmed vineyards. Koba has a background in modern winemaking, but he is a die hard fanatic for traditional natural Georgian qvevri wine; a tradition that he learned from his grandfather and now passes on to his sons and grandsons. Naotari is the culmination of a life dream to cultivate is own family vineyard and have enough to bottle and share with the world. Koba has only 0.2 hectares of Khikhvi, a rare and special Georgian varietal, and so this field blend is of Khikhvi, Rkatsiteli and Kisi of which only 1,500 bottles were produced. Koba, uses only naturally occurring sulfites and does not filter his wine. Naotari represents the latest in authentic Georgian qvevri amber wines to discover in the US.
Points of distinction
  • • Natural Qvevri Wine
    • Unfiltered and Low Sulfite
    • Authentic Kakhetian Style Amber Wine
Rkatsiteli 2014 Orgo Georgia Kisiskhevi, Kakheti 91 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2014
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This white or "Amber" wine is made from 100% Rkatsiteli grapes. For those of you who are not accustomed to white wines that are made with skin contact, the Orgo Rkatsiteli 2014 is your best chance to start enjoying this style of wines. While rich in flavors, this is still a very friendly wine with light tannins. The wine is fermented and then aged in Qvevri for approximately 6 months, using skin contact for the entire period of the Qvevri aging. The darker color is determined by the longer skin contact, by the age of the vine trees, and by the terroir.
Points of distinction
  • • Old Vines
    • Fresh and Elegant
    • Natural Qvevri Wine
Saperavi 2014 Orgo Georgia Kakheti 90 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2013
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Orgo Saperavi 2014 is the latest vintage from this small artisan winery in Kakheti producing natural and unfiltered wines fermented and aged in Qvevri (large clay jars buried underground.) Orgo sources all grapes from older vines (in 2014 approx 50 Years) with low 1.5 kg yield per vine tree. The 2014 Orgo Saperavi (sah-pear-ah-vee) is a food driven red that despite it's young age is drinking fantastically. The 2014 Saperavi in general is softer compared to the raw power exhibited in the 2013 vintage. This is Saperavi in one of its best incarnations. Approx. 5,000 bottles produced.
Points of distinction
  • • Sourced from Old Vines
    • Elegant and Earthy
    • Natural Qvevri Wine
Saperavi 2013 Shalauri Cellars Georgia Kakheti 90 POINTS Wine Enthusiast 2013
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A spectacular young vibrant and Powerful Saperavi was Shalauri Cellar's inaugural vintage and boy did they nail it. This wine has an edginess and depth that is unique to excellent Saperavi wines. 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.
Points of distinction
  • • Powerful
    • Young and Racy
    • Aging Potential
Mtsvane 2013 Shalauri Cellars Georgia Kakheti 91 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2013
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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.
Points of distinction
  • • Best Mtsvane of 2013
    • Aromatic (Decant)
Rkatsiteli 2013 Shalauri Cellars Georgia Kakheti 89 POINTS Wine Enthusiast 2013
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Shalauri Wine Cellars sources their Rkatsiteli grapes from the Gremi 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 Rkatsiteli, and low interference in the vilification process.
Points of distinction
  • • Natural Wine
    • Balanced
Saperavi Akhoebi 2013 Our Wine Georgia Kakheti
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A singularly unique Saperavi from Soliko Tsaishvili's biodynamically farmed Akhoebi vineyards. Soliko Tsaishvili 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 is does by hand by Soliko and his family. He destems the grapes and then presses into the traditional Georgian clay winemaking vessel called Qvevri. After a spontaneous fermentation, the wine remains in the qvevri for about six months.
Points of distinction
  • • Natural Wine
    • Qvevri Wine
    • Thick and Powerful
Rkatsiteli Tsarapi 2013 Our Wine Georgia Kakheti 95 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2010
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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.
Points of distinction
  • • Smokey Tannic
    • Authentic Kakhetian Wine
    • Rustic and Cloudy
Kisi 2012 Vinoterra Georgia Kakheti 92 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2012
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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. Kisi 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.
Points of distinction
  • • Top Rated Georgian Wine
    • Tannic and Dry
    • Natural Qvevri Wine
Mtsvane 2014 Vinoterra Georgia Kakheti 90 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2014
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Vinoterra's Mtsvane is leading the way to a new renaissance of the Mtsvane (Mah-sa-vah-nay) grape varietal. Gogi Dakishvili started the Vinoterra Brand back in 2003 to help preserve traditional Georgian Qvevri wine making techniques by crafting commercial wines that communicate the distinct kakhetian style of qvevri wines while at the same time having broad appeal to markets that are unfamiliar with amber style wines. Burkhard Schuchmmann fell in love with the wines in 2008 and brought investment to grow the brand and winery.

This extraordinary white wine goes through fermentation in large clay jar buried in the ground, called Qvevri. Maceration with skins, seeds, and stems is allowed for 6 months before racking.
Points of distinction
  • • Highest Rated Georgian wine
    • Exemplary of the Qvevri style and Varietal
    • Natural Wine
Saperavi 2014 Vinoterra Georgia Kakheti 90 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2014
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100% Saperavi (pronounced saw-pear-ah-vee) grapes this wine is made in the 8,000 year old style in large clay jars called qvevri. Following open air fermentation and maceration the wine is racked into a new qvevri, sealed air-tight and aged for six months and then bottled. Some previous vintages saw some oak barrell aging but this vintage sees no oak.
Points of distinction
  • Aging Potential
    Qvevri Wine
Rkatsiteli 2014 Vinoterra Georgia Kakheti 88 POINTS Wine Enthusiast 2014
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The Vinoterra Rkatsiteli is a perfect intro into Georgian Amber qvevri wines. Vinoterra is now the largest qvevri producer after starting out as a family project in 2003. Wine Maker Gogi Dakishvili crafts this all natural wine with the western pallet in mind. His qvevri wines have all of the characteristics of authentic Georgian qvevri wine but with elevated acidity and more rounded tannin.
Points of distinction
  • •Amber/Orange Wine
    •Natural
    •Good Acidity and Tannin
Saperavi 2013 Orgo Georgia Kakheti 90 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2013
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The 2013 Orgo Saperavi presents the sheer power of Saperavi in its most elegant form. This wine is 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. 2013 was Orgo's second vintage and it's style is a nice contrast from the 2012. Approximately 3,000 bottles of the 2013 Saperavi were produce. It is a one of a kind powerful old vine Saperavi.
Points of distinction
  • • Old Vine
    • Powerful
    • Aging Potential
Rkatsiteli 2013 Orgo Georgia Kakheti 90 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2013
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This white or "Amber" wine is made from 100% Rkatsiteli grapes. The wine is fermented and then aged in Qvevri for approximately 6 months, using skin contact for the entire period of the Qvevri aging. The darker color is determined by the longer skin contact, by the age of the vine trees, and by the terroir. The 2013 was Orgo's second vintage and approximately 4,000 bottles were produced. This is a rare and unique wine meant for food.
Points of distinction
  • • Old Vines
    • Dry Tannic
    • Qvevri Wine
Rkatsiteli 2012 Orgo Georgia Kakheti 89 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2012
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This white or "Amber" wine is made from 100% Rkatsiteli grapes. The wine is fermented and then aged in Qvevri for approximately 6 months, using skin contact for the entire period of the Qvevri aging. The darker color is determined by the longer skin contact, by the age of the vine trees, and by the terroir. The 2012 was Orgo's inaugural vintage and approximately 3,000 bottles were produced. This is a rare and unique wine drinks more like a red with grippy tannin and is meant for food.
Points of distinction
  • • Old Vines
    • Dry Tannic
    • Qvevri Wine
Saperavi 2012 Orgo Georgia Kakheti 92 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2012
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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.
Points of distinction
  • • Old Vine
    • Aromatic
    • Aging Potential