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The Dark Red

The Dark Red Wine Details
Price: $29.99 per bottle

Description: The Dark Red, made from the Saperavi (‘sah-peh-RAH-vee) grape, is “interesting” – that’s the word most frequently used to describe it. Many Americans are not familiar with the grape and its intense flavors. As we have made vintages several vintages of wine from this grape we are discovering new flavors: plum, pomegranate, cedar, dark cherry, and many more. The tannins are ripe, integrating a generous dose of cedar and vanilla that fans out in the long lingering finish. Very smooth and full on the palate. Please enjoy with pork or lamb shanks, and anything with eggplant.

Varietal Definition
Saperavi is also the name for a red wine made from the Saperavi grape variety grown in some areas of Kakheti. It is an extractive wine with a characteristic bouquet, a harmonious taste and pleasant astringency. Its strength is 10.5-12.5% and titrated acidity 5-7%. At the international wine competitions this wine received one gold and one silver medal. It has been produced since 1886. Saperavi grapes produce substantial deep red wines that are suitable for extended aging (perhaps up to fifty years). It has the potential to produce high alcohol levels, and is used extensively for blending with other lesser varieties. It is the most important grape variety used to make Georgian red wines.


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