Saperavi is also an indigenous variety of Georgia: its name means something like grape dye, a reference to its deep dark colour and reddish flesh. Saperavi wines are characterised not only by their rich colour, but also by their always high acid and tannin levels. As is customary in the Papari Valley, Rkatsiteli also goes through Qvevri's multi-level terracing system, which allows the wines to be moved from one earthenware vessel to another using gravity alone and without pumping. Purple, almost black in the glass. Smoky, dark fruit, cherry liqueur, lactic and animal notes.
Pairs well with: mutton stew, beef shashlik with tomato sauce
Grape variety: Saperavi
Saperavi is an ancient blue Georgian grape variety and in Georgian its name literally means "color, coloring". It has an unusually high content of dyes in the skin and flesh.