Thursday, September 29, 2011

Château Mukhrani, Saperavi 2007, Kartli, Georgia (Rep.of)

Dry and bold full body red wine from the Kartli region (surrounding Tbilisi the capital) in Georgia. Saperavi is a world-class grape variety endemic to Georgia. This wine has received two awards already. The Vinalies Internationales 2009, Paris, France and it has been Commended at the World Wines Award 2010 by the Decanter, UK.

Technical Data: 100% Saperavi variety. Hand harvested. Aged a minimum of 7 months and up to 10 months prior bottling depending of the vintage. French / American / Caucasian Oak barrels are used. 12.5% vol.

Description: Bright dark ruby color with crimson hues. Ripe plum and morello cherries aromas at first followed by oaky, smoky aromas and spice. On the palate, the wine is full bodied and dry yet somehow soft. It expresses opulent plum flavors laced with cherry and spice. Very well balanced wine showing off smooth, velvety tannins backed up by liquorice on the long lasting finish.

Food Pairing & Service: Very versatile wine which will go well with a wide assortments of foods from juicy red meats and strong cheeses to rich & creamy dishes. Need to breath at least 20 min before consumption.

Score: 9/10.

Ageing Potential: Can be enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years. Saperavi grape has a huge ageing potential.

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

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