Sapervai Budeshuri, Shavi K'ravi Akhmeta
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Sapervai Budeshuri, Shavi K'ravi Akhmeta - 2021

Item # 47290 750mL

Closely related to the more famous Saperavi, Saperavi Budeshuri has larger berries and a thinner skin. The resulting wine is a dry red that is medium-bodied, and more fruit-forward, with medium tannins. This single vineyard expression from Kakheti would pair well with mtsvadi.

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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

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Staff Pick Notes

Like the rest of the world during the pandemic, tourism was nearly nonexistent within Georgia. Left with an extra supply of wine during these difficult times, a local producer agreed to bottle this wine for export. This was a first, as this wine had always been made to supply local restaurants. And what a bottling this is! A cousin of the typical Saperavi, this is Saperavi Budeshuri, a juicier relative with oblong berries that enjoy cooler climates. In the village of Akhmeta, where the Alazani River flows down from the Caucasus Mountains, it thrives. There is a distinctive Pu-Erh tea note here with juicy boysenberry and autumn leaves in abundance! Lighter bodied than most Saperavi (while still being aged in qvevri), this is a fascinating deviation from the more common Saperavi of Georgia. What a treat!


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