Dugladze Mukuzani


Grape: Saperavi

Country: Georgia

Region: Kakheti / Mukuzani

Body: Med-Full

Abv: 13.5%

Size: 75cl

As the wine that was the inspiration for Turton Wines' founding, Georgian wine continues to have unrivalled breadth. Widely acknowledged as the origin of wine as we know it, Georgia began production over 8,000 years ago and has sites of ancient winemaking with protected status from UNESCO. Famed for their ancient Qvevri winemaking method and the ability to not only produce superb red, white and orange dry wines, but superb and quintessentially Georgian semi-sweet wines of all types.  

For this wine Dugladze use the native Saperavi grape variety from the Kakheti, where the small Mukuzani appellation is located. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 9 to 12 months to give a great depth of flavour. Deep ruby in colour with aromas of black fruit, berries and a sprinkling of vanilla and black pepper. Ripe mouth-filling fruit on the palate, with perfectly balanced robust tannins and high acidity. Try with pan fried steak, venison, aubergine dishes, mature cheddar or smoked cheeses.

Dugladze Wine Co was founded in 2004 and prides itself on combining traditional Georgian traditions, novelties and loyalty to the family business. They have vineyards across three wine regions: Kakheti overlooking the Alazani River in the Caucus foothills, and Imereti and Kartli nearer to the Black Sea. 

Many Georgian wines source grapes from small family vineyards, so ingrained in culture that they are a strong part of family heritage. There are several wine regions that hold 18 Specific Viticultural Areas held in high regard, with careful monitoring and low yields. The ancient Qvevri method is still in wide use. Qvevri are large clay pots, buried underground to their necks for perfect fermentation and ageing temperature, often with skins and stems for full concentration. This method is a key part of orange wine production.  

Sub Type: Red
Grape: Saperavi
Country: Georgia
Region/Appellation: Kakheti/Mukuzani
Tasting Notes:

Deep ruby in colour with aromas of black fruit, berries and a sprinkling of vanilla and black pepper. Ripe mouth-filling fruit on the palate, with perfectly balanced robust tannins and high acidity.

Appearance: Deep Ruby
Body: Med-Full
Sweetness: Dry
Blending: Varietal
Oaking: Oaked
ABV: 13.5%
Vintage: 2019
Vintage Note: From the vintages available you will be delivered the earliest or a mix depending on quantities ordered. Please leave a message in basket if you require a specific vintage
World Type: Old World
Closure: Cork
Wine Size: 75cl
Suitable: N/A
Food Match: Beef|Aubergine|Venison|Hard Cheese|Smoked Cheese
Producer: Dugladze Wine Co

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