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Amiran Otskhanuri Sapere 2017


no added sulfur

Country: Georgia

Region: Imereti

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Otskhanuri Sapere

Amiran Vepkhvadze's Wine Cellar is located in a fertile valley just east of the Ajamura River and south of the flowing Kvirila River, in the western Imereti region of Georgia. The winery and wine cellar sit 200 meters above sea level high in a sub-tropical climate, which is rich for winemaking.

They farm following organic practices and traditional Georgian methods, making dry wines with amazing complexity and character.

Otskhanuri Sapere is considered one of Georgia's oldest grape varieties and grows mostly in the Racha-Lechkhumi and Imereti wine districts in Western Georgia. Its name is related to the village of Otskhana. It means “Otskhana’s colorful.” Otskhanuri Sapere wines have an intense ruby color and firmly structured and tannic, with high acidity. The wines age well, peaking after 10-15 years, but can be cellared for an additional 20-30 years. Try with roasted or grilled lamb marinated in a bit of the wine.