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Tbilvino Khvanchkara


Grape: Aleksandrouli

Country: Georgia

Region: Racha-Lechkhumi / Khvanchkara

Body: Med-Full

Abv: 12%

Size: 75cl

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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.  

Tbilvino present this gently sweet red from the controlled appellation of Khvanchkara, an area that has produced this style since 1907 and was reputedly the favourite wine of Stalin. Native Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli grapes are grown on  mountainous slopes  in the Racha-Lechkhumi. Aromas of smoky, wild strawberry give way to a mellow blend of dried fruit, pomegranate, and a touch of caramel. There’s also plenty of lively acidity and a light peppery taste for balance. Try it chilled as an aperitif, or with chocolate puddings, and nuts.

Tbilvino were established in 1962 and are a leading producer of Georgian wines. Their main winery and vineyards are rest in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains in Kakheti overlooking the fertile Alazani River Valley, with a second winery in the capital, Tbilisi (Kartli). Their team of experienced winemakers and a mix of modern and traditional fermentation methods allow them to create a wide range of wine styles.

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: Aleksandrouli & Mujuretuli
Country: Georgia
Region/Appellation: Racha-Lechkhumi/Khvanchkara
Tasting Notes:

Aromas of smoky, wild strawberry followed on the palate by a mellow blend of dried fruit, pomegranate and a touch of caramel. There's plenty of lively acidity and a light peppery taste for balance.

Appearance: Ruby
Body: Med-Full
Sweetness: Medium Sweet
Blending: Blended
ABV: 12%
Vintage: 2021
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: Antipasti|Desserts
Producer: Tbilvino

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