2020 Papari Valley Saperavi 'Qveri 8', Kakheti, Georgia (750ml)
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This a hearty red made from Saperavi, from one of the traditional grapes varieties in the Republic of Georgia. It is also produced in traditional terracotta quevri, a winemaking style that has been around for centuries. Producer Notes - "Papari Valley has been a family farm since its founding, releasing its first commercial vintage in 2015. Estate-grown and bottled wines are made in the Kakhetian wine-making method, with naturally occurring yeast fermentation and aging in qvevris. Papari Valley has 21 qvevris and makes it their mission is to find the best methods of combining Georgian Qvevri and modern wine-making techniques. They aim is to preserve and save the idea of the Qvevri wine, farming Saperavi and Rkatsiteli grape varietals over 9.3 hectares of vineyard. Papari Valley Winery is located on the slopes of the Gombori mountain range, overlooking the the Caucasus Mountains to the north and the fertile Alazani River Valley which is famous for its wine production and its winemaking history."