This is real rosé. Like serious and brooding but filled with powerful fresh fruit at the same time. Pure contemplation in a bottle.
REGION: Kakheti, Georgia
GRAPES: Rkatsiteli, Kisi, Kakhuri Mtsvane, Khikhvi, Rkatsiteli Rosé, Saperavi
MACERATION: 2 weeks on skins FERMENTATION VESSEL: Qvevri
AGED: 9 months in Qvevri CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: Unfiltered/ Unfined
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.3%
ADDED SO2: None
SOIL: Clay, limestone
Tamuna Bidzinashvili formed her winery Kortavebis Marani in 2014. She planted 2.5 ha in Kakheti and started making wine with negocian grapes while waiting for the vineyard to grow. Now 60% of the grapes used are from the Kortavebis Marani property, there are 35 indigenous grape varietals growing as a kind of library. The wines are made in the traditional Georgian way, aged in qveri.