Teliani Valley
Georgia Kakheti
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About Wine
Kindzmarauli (Kinz-mah-rah-oo-lee) is one of the most well-known Georgian wines given its popularity in the Soviet period. Many American wine-drinkers are put off by the word "sweet" but this authentic naturally semi-sweet wine has been making American converts for the last decade. Kindzmarauli is sweet but not too sweet because it is made from a tannic and complex grape varietal, Saperavi. The characteristics of the Saperavi grape lend balance to the sugar resulting in a well structured wine great for pairings.
Wine Making & Technical Details
Grapes: 100% Saperavi Grapes
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Residual Sugar: 35 g/l
Tasting Notes
This is a juicy wine with structure and finesse. Aromas of crushed rose petals, violets, plums and wild berries. The impression on the palate is one of firmly weighed fruit, a hint of sweetness, with a soft silky finish with a balance of tannin.
Food Pairing
Spicy Duck
Blue Cheese
Fresh Fruits
Points of Distinction
• Juicy
• Naturally Semi-sweet
• Sour Cherry, Plum, Blackberry
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