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Saperavi 3 Qvevri Terraces, 2017

By Papari Valley

  • Appellation: Akhasheni and Mukuzani
  • Region: Kakheti
  • Country: Georgia
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties:
  • Soil type: Clay, Carbon
  • Vessel type: Clay Pot - Kvevri/qvevri
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 65 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:This wine has an alcohol level of 17.84 because of the special species of yeast called sacharosa oviformis. These species can form only in natural vineyards with very high temperature (we found an explanation in the book of Emil Peino). We did not dry the grapes but harvested them in the usual way.

About Papari Valley

Kakheti, Georgia

Our vineyards grow on rolling hillsides, which have a wavy appearance – hence our name (‘Papari’ means horse mane in Georgian). We have been in conversion to organics since 2014 (controlled by Caucascert) and we received certificate for the first half of the vineyards in 2018. Starting from 2019 all of our vineyards are officially bio. We produce our wine using the Kakhetian method, in the village of Akhasheni. We ferment wine using only naturally occurring yeasts.