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Pheasants Tears Saperavi Black Wine 2013

Pheasants Tears Saperavi Black Wine 2013

Sku: 043897

Bold and earthy, with flavors of black currant and toasted almond and soft, elegant fruit tannins.

Tasting notes
This popular red is so dark in color itís called black in Georgian, and it varies greatly according to the terroir in which itís grown. Our estate Saperavi is a bold, earthy, dry red with flavors of black currant and toasted almond with an elegant, natural tannin structure. Enjoy Saperavi with roasted meats or rich, creamy sauces.

Wine maker notes
All of our wines at Pheasantís Tears are fermented and aged in qvevri, a unique Georgian vessel used to ferment and store wine. Qvevri were the first vessels ever to be used for wine fermentation, with archaeological finds dating back to 6000 BC. Qvevri are clay vessels lined with beeswax and completely buried under the ground where the temperature stays even thoughout the year, allowing the wines to ferment in the natural coolness of the earth. Pheasantís Tears qvevri vary in age but, some date back to the mid 19th C. We built our cellar in the vineyard itself to minimize the damage to the grapes in transportation, allowing us to harvest and press before the hot hours of the sun. It is usually a question of hours before the harvested grapes are already pressed and in the cool qvevri. In accordance with Georgian traditional winemaking methods, the ripest of stems are added to the grape skins, juice and pits, for both our reds and our whites. The maceration time depends on varietal and the size of the qvevri and varies between 3 weeks and 6 months.

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Country: United States
Region: Georgia
Type: Still wine

Reg. $18.99

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