Tbilvino Khvanchkara


PRODUCER: Tbilvino Winery

Grapes: Aleksandrouli, Mujuretuli

Another of Georgia’s unique gently sweet reds, which has been manufactured since 1907, and was reputedly the favourite wine of Stalin; it is made from a blend of two local grapes, Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli, and grown in the controlled appellation zone of Khvanchkara, on the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains in the Racha-Lechkhumi region of Northern Georgia.

Aromas of smoky, wild strawberry are followed on the palate by a mellow blend of dried fruit, pomegranate and a touch of caramel, though there’s plenty of lively acidity and a light peppery taste helps balance out its sweetness. Try it chilled as an aperitif, or with chocolatey puddings and nuts