Qvevri wines from Georgia - we tasted 69 wines (continued)

August 6 2022

Bolero & Company Sabado Grand Mtsvane Qvevri 2018 Kakheti

13% alcohol. Rocky and earthy taste with hints of mint, pear and apple, as well as some spices. There is some mustiness in the background and a dry earthy aftertaste. 86/100

Chona Marani Mtsvane/Rkatsiteli 2019 Kakheti

14,5% alcohol. Deeply colored. Rich, fruity, textured palate with notes of earth, spices, tea and minerals. Reveals ripe fruits of a pear and a peach. Sufficiently dense, with warmth and good structure. 92/100

Nareklishvili and sons Wine Cellar Qvevri Khikhvi Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

13% alcohol. Excellent taste of marmalade, mandarin and pear, with good acidity and structure. It has a hint of spice and ripe apple, a wine with good texture and depth. Subtle and intense. 94/100

George Volsky Andrias Gvino Rkatsiteli 2020 Kakheti

13,7% alcohol. Delicate aroma with notes of pear, peach and mandarin. Nice spicy notes with good structure and aromas of apple, lemon and mandarin. Very lively and detailed taste. 93/100

Anapeya village Udabno Side Rkatsiteli 2019 Kakheti

12% alcohol. Very fresh taste, with notes of mint and earth in the nose. On the palate, soft and fresh, with hints of pear, apple and lemon, with good structure and a stony, earthy undertone. 93/100

Askaneli Brothers Rkatsiteli Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

Mild taste with attractive notes of mandarin and pear. Fresh and clean wine, with good acidity and fine grain structure. Good balance - expressive, juicy and subtle. 94/100

Marbano Goruli Mtsvane Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

13,5% alcohol. Rounded and textural palate with hints of pear, peach and table grapes, as well as subtle earthy undertones. Finely flavored with good fruit. 92/100

Babunidze Wine Rkatsiteli Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

12,5% ​​alcohol. Earth, spices, wax and smoke in the nose. Fresh, structured taste of waxy pear and hints of lemon. 88/100

Marani Chony Rkatsiteli 2019 Kakheti

14,5% alcohol. A little waxy on the nose, but the base of the wine is sweet textured fruit: pears, apples, lemons and spices. Slightly pronounced warmth with excellent ripe fruits. 93/100

Georgian Wine Corporation Rkatsiteli Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

13% alcohol. Very lively bright apple-marmalade notes with sweet spice. Style with high acidity under fruits of apples. Has a solid structure. 87/100

Georgian wines Rare Rkatsiteli 2018 Kakheti

13% alcohol. This wine has a nutty aroma carried by waxy citrus fruits. The palate is textured and detailed with lovely apple, peach, cherry and melon, with a light structure. 

Beka Jimsheladze Vellino Rkatsiteli 2018 Kakheti

Very fragrant table grapes and nectarine. Rounded, smooth, with soft pear and peach fruits. Very nice and detailed. 93/100

Rusudan Zerakidze Zenishi Rkatsiteli 2018 Kakheti

13,5% alcohol. Apple, pear with hints of mint and clay. The wine has a distinct savory aftertaste with some nutty and earthy notes. 85/100

Vazi + Binekhi Rkatsiteli Qvevri 2017 Kakheti

13,5% alcohol. The palate is stony and discreet, slightly earthy with a pleasant weight and flavor of fleshy pear fruit, as well as a touch of anise. Good saturation. 92/100

Kindzmarauli Marani Krahuna Qvevri 2019

12% alcohol. Minty medicinal aftertaste of sweet fruits of pear and apple. The wine has a light structure and a bit of rockiness. 88/100

Gurian wines from Amiran Dolidze Krahuna 2019 Guria

12% alcohol. Rounded and open taste with notes of grapes, as well as attractive notes of pear and mandarin. Pleasant acidity and light structure. Lively and bright wine. 90/100

Sanavardo Estate Rkatsiteli Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

12,5% ​​alcohol. Sunny and fresh taste with hints of delicate pear and citrus fruits, as well as ripe apple. Noticeable fruity aroma. Nice structure. 89/100

Wine Company Orshymo Anbani Rkatsiteli 2019 Kakheti

13% alcohol. Soft and rounded taste with notes of pear, apple and spices, as well as a hint of clay/earth. Good detail and nice acidity with real finesse. 92/100

Marbano Rkatsiteli Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

14,5% alcohol. A very beautiful wine with a structured palate and fine grainy notes showing subtle spiciness and earthiness with pear fruit. Refined, refined, with a slight saltiness and good balance. 95/100

Vartsikhe Marani Krahuna Qvevri 2018 Imereti

30% cutaneous fermentation. Fresh, soft and delicate wine with notes of juicy citrus fruits, a little marmalade. The taste has an earthy, fruity tinge. Bright style. 89/100

family Ketevan Ninidze Marani Qvevri Nature Rose 2019 Samegrelo

Ketevan Ninidze Oda Family Marani 2019 Samegrelo
11,5% alcohol. Cherry red color. Thin, clean and juicy on the nose. Bright, lively and bright in the mouth with some cheesy notes and a slight mousey note. 75/100

Ojaleshi Ojaleche Salkhino 2018 Samagrelo

13% alcohol. Rich, ripe and textured flavor with bright sweet berries. There is a sweet sense of the great depth of the fruit. Very expressive, in a mature style. 93/100

itsis marani bimbili 2019 Racha-Lechkhumi

14% alcohol. Fresh and bright, with wonderful aromas. Ripe, sweet, round cherry and berry fruits with freshness and purity. 90/100

Wine Yards Tsulukidze Aleksandrouli 2019 Racha-Lechkhumi

13,5% alcohol. Fresh, lively and juicy, with a firm tannin structure and fresh black fruit. 87/100

Simon Chkheidze Wine Cellar Otskhanuri Sapere 2017 Racha-Lechkhumi

11% alcohol. Cheese, earth, spices and herbs. Stony and detailed palate, with a strong, tenacious structure. 88/100

Village Anapeya Saperavi Kvareli Side 2019 Kakheti

14% alcohol. Stony, slightly cheesy nose. Finely textured palate with good acidity and dense structure. Very juicy and intense with a distinctive personality. 90/100

Viniveria Saperavi 2018 Kakheti

13% alcohol. Deep color. Floral and fresh aroma, with a juicy nose and rich cherry fruit. Warm, rich and round taste with bright fruit and pleasant freshness. 93/100

Winery Sevsamor Saperavi 2019 Kakheti

14,5% alcohol. Fresh and concentrated, grainy and structured. Tenacious and strong, with attractive raspberry and cherry fruit, pleasant acidity and a structure that shows finesse. 92/100

Beka Jimsheladze Vellino Saperavi 2018 Kakheti

13,7% alcohol. Powerful, ripe and lively, with spicy cherries and earth. Lightly baked fruit with good intensity and slight bite. Bright fruit. 90/100

Wine Babunidze Saperavi Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

13% alcohol. Sweet aroma with notes of raspberries, plums and red cherries. The palate is fresh and well structured, with hints of clay/earth and sweet red fruits. Nice and detailed. 92/100

Manzulas Marani Saperavi 2019 Kakheti

Earthy, spicy and bright with notes of black cherry and spice. The taste is juicy and earthy. 86/100

Wine cellar Nareklishvili and sons Qvevri Saperavi Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

13,5% alcohol. Intensely colored. Floral and fresh taste with very subtle, intense hints of cherries and raspberries. Gives a feeling of cleanliness, freshness and structure.

 Company Sabado Saperavi Qvevri 2018 Kakheti

13% alcohol. Soft, structured taste with spicy notes of cherries and berries. It has a very finely processed structure with fleshy fruits. 93/100

Kindzmarauli Corporation Duruji Valley Saperavi Qvevri 2018 Kakheti

13,5% alcohol. Piquant, rocky and juicy taste with a light cedar, spicy hint of cherries and berries. Well focused. 88/100

Georgian wines Zanguara Saperavi 2018 Kakheti

13% alcohol. Soft, fresh and bright wine with raspberries and cherries, with good acidity. Lively, with subtle spicy notes. 89/100

Vazi + Binekhi Saperavi Reserve Qvevri 2017 Kakheti

14,1% alcohol. Meaty on the palate, ripe and smooth with pure blackberry and black cherry fruit. Has a slight stony aftertaste. The aroma is ripe and seductive, rich in fruit. 92/100

Sanavardo Estate Shiraz Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

13% alcohol. Earthy, stony aftertaste of sweet cherries and berries. Medium-bodied and rich texture. 87/100

Winery Khareba Wine House Lipartiani Saperavi 2016 Kakheti

Powerful and dense taste, slightly astringent with sweet fruits. Lively and bold wine with good structure and pleasant acidity. 90/100

Corporation Georgian Wine Akido Saperavi Qvevri 2020 Kakheti

12,5% ​​alcohol. Fresh, bright. Raspberry and cherry fruit with pleasant brightness and good acidity. So flexible and thin, with good cleanliness. 93/100

Chona Marani Saperavi Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

15% alcohol. Intense and dense taste with dusty, spicy notes. A bit like baked fruit. The wine is well textured, rich, tenacious and intense. 90/100

Marbano Saperavi Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

15% alcohol. Very powerful taste, fresh, with bright black fruits. Intensely concentrated, with subtle spiciness and hints of stone and earth. Seductive and mature taste. 93/100

George Volsky Andrias Gwino Saperavi Hashmi Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

14,2% alcohol. Tenacious and strong taste with richly structured blackberries. Has some splendor and intense structure. Ripe and fresh. 92/100

Wine Company Orshimo Anbani Saperavi Qvevri 2019 Kakheti

13% alcohol. Bright, dark and firm on the palate with good structure and intensity. Cherries and plums with a pleasant brightness. Tenacious and intense. 90/100

Art Mtevani Artevani Saperavi Qvevri 2018 Kakheti

15% alcohol. Very ripe and sweet with juicy, lush, intense fruits. Tenacious and bold on the palate with distinct black fruit and seductive style. 90/100

James Goody, Sommelier, Wineanorak