Thursday, September 29, 2011

Château Mukhrani, Khvanchkara Naturally Semi-Sweet Red Wine (AOC) 2008, Kartli, Georgia (Rep. of)

Naturally Semi Sweet red wine from the Racha region in Georgia. Khvanchkara is one of the 18 AOC existing in Georgia.

Technical Data: Alexandrouli grape variety is used. 11% vol.

Description: Bright ruby red color with brick hues. Bountiful of ripe cherry on the nose with a touch of strawberry. On the palate, medium bodied wine. Intense & exuberant wild strawberry flavors mingled with sweet cherry and a soft black pepper hint. Well integrated tannins for a velvety long lasting finish.

Food Pairing & Service: Although it is a naturally semi-sweet red wine, it is very versatile and will accompany a wide range of food, from fresh fruits and salad to poultry and grilled red meat. Enjoy at 11-12 degree.

Score: 8/10.

Ageing Potential: Enjoy now or in the next 2 years.

Price as seen on DC shelf: Soon available in MD and DC wine stores and Restaurants.

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