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.
Wine Making & Technical Details
Grapes: 100% Mtsvane
Unfiltered Natural Wine
From Wine & Spirits Magazine: "This mtsvane, the most impressive Georgian wine we tasted for this issue, a rich, golden wine that continued to reveal new details over the course of a week without losing steam. What started as a plump, generous mouthful of spicy golden fruit became a trip into cool, stony fields filled with saline, herbal notes—notes that the tasters on our panel who’ve been to Georgia identified as wild capers and salted linden flowers. Even for those of us who have no idea what those things taste like, the wine is compellingly vivid, with a structure and complexity that’s universally appreciable."
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Points of Distinction
• Highest Rated Georgian wine
• Exemplary of the Qvevri style and Varietal
• Natural Wine