About Pataridze's Rachuli

Racha, Georgia
The cellar “Pataridzeebis Rachuli” is located in western Georgian in Racha. We have had vineyards in the village of Abanoeti in Ambrolauri Municipality since 2008, planted with Aleksandrouli and Mujuretuli grape varieties. Abanoeti is the microzone for these grape varieties. We only use natural, biologically clean preparations in our vineyards.

Pataridze’s Rachuli

  • Vintage: 2017
  • Grower name: Pataridze's Rachuli
  • Appellation: Racha, Ambrolauri Village Abanoeti
  • Region: Racha
  • Country: Georgia
  • Colour: Red
  • Style:
  • Sweetness: Dry
  • Grape Varieties: Aleksandreuli, Mujuretuli
  • Soil type: Muxed
  • Vessel type:
  • Fined.
  • Unfiltered.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • Total Sulphites: 38 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Unlike the other parts of Georgia, vineyards in Racha are cultivated only on a small territory. Almost all types of grapes in Racha are of local origin. The most common are the white and red varieties of grapes. Alexandreuli and Mujuretuli grape varieties are especially famous. On the background of such heritage my cousin Paata Pataridze, who brought back the dwelling land of Pataridze family and I had a great desire to build a vineyard with joint financial, physical or mental abilities and cultivated Alexandreuli and Mujuretuli grape varieties. As Paata was growing up in Racha with grandfather, he carefully taught how to take care of the vineyard and winery. Hired workers were performing the works in the vineyard by hand and not by mechanisms. The vineyard is well maintained (looked after) by bio preparations. We produce wine from 2015.We’ve made a change and prepare semi-dry red wine from Alexandreuli and Mujuretuli ,we believe it’s more interesting in its nature than previously known semi-sweet red wine, known under the name "Khvanchkhara". In 2008 we cultivated a vineyard in the village of Abanoeti in Ambrolauri region, in the micro-zone of Alexandreuli and Mujuretuli grape varieties. The vineyard is located at 695 meters above the sea level. On the sunny slope, that is why sugar content is up to 26-28. This is endemic grape variety, that only grows in several villages of Racha. Our vineyard covers 1.5 hectares where only 3200 plants are of Alexandreuli and Mujuretuli grapes. In 2016 we produced only 350 bottles. We can produce 5000 bottles in case of full pressing of maximum harvest. We produce wine only from the grapes obtained from our vineyards, process the work with organic products. We’ve produced 350 bottles of 2016 Wine. We were not able to produce it fully, because of the existing cellar equipment, which did not allow us to do this last year. In 2017 year- 2000 bottles. The wine is set up (made) from Alexandreuli and Mujuretuli grape variety, which is given in our own vineyards (we do not buy grapes). We’ve made 2016 "Pataridze’s Rachuli" in stainless steel thve sense for 10 days, then move it into the glass bins (demijohns) and without all the yeasts and additives, the wine has passed through filtration, we’ve poured out in the bottles and they will be vinified (matured) .Our wine 'Pataridze's Rachuli' is sold in wine bars in Georgia, including "vino underground". In USA in "Blue Danube Wine Company. We take part in festivals and different kinds of wine exhibitions in Georgia. Cooperation outside of Georgia, establishment and popularization of wine “Pataride’s Rachuli” in the international market is great pleasure for us.
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