Wine from Georgia
We are now delighted to be able to offer you a new range of wines from Georgia, these wines have just arrived in the UK and we have been lucky enough to be selected as one of the businesses that can sell them here in the UK.
Georgia has been the heart of vine/grape science, study and production since somewhere between 7000 and 5000 BC. Needless to say they now have a massive choice of grape varieties. There are over 500 different kinds of grapes from Georgia which make some of the best wines in the world.
Our online wine shop now deliver these superb Georgian Wines to your door. If you are a wine lover then you will appreciate the exceptional flavours found from drinking best wines. Compared to other national wines, Georgian Wine is becoming well respected for its taste in the UK.
These 2 beautifully shaped bottles are reminiscent of the qvevris which are large terracotta vessels. They are just two of the new wines we are offering to you!
The qvevris are handmade by only a small number of remaining craftspeople, who likely learned the trade from their parents. These artisans can take weeks, or even months, to make a single qvevri. Working with simple wooden tools, they have to feel out the exact proportions of each lemon-shaped vessel, because any slight imbalance in weight or thickness could totally destroy it. Once a qvevri is finished, however, it can be used for decades, if not centuries. In this way, it’s a product worth the wait and effort.
Completed qvevris are buried in the ground, usually in cellars that become important sites for the household and wider community. Though many vintners ferment red grapes with their skins, Georgians also do so with white varieties. The qvevri’s distinct shape allows the grape seeds and skins to sink to the bottom while the fermented juice stays on top to mature, picking up subtle notes of apples, raisins, and nuts from the solids below. The resulting white wines are wholly unique in their amber colour, complex flavour, and rich tannin content.
Between vintages, qvevris are rigorously cleaned with lime, water, and a special brush made from cherry bark. Scrubbing one of these monstrous vessels once it’s set in the ground is not exactly an easy job. It’s hard enough if you’re cleaning a 20-litre qvevri, harder still if you have to clean one that’s big enough to step inside. Some qvevris are big enough to hold several thousands of litres of wine.
To see the full range of our Georgian wines, which will continue to increase, just click on this link to head to the shop.