Schuchmann, Qvevri Vinoterra, Napareuli, Kakheti, 2015
(at Tblisi, 07 Mar 2018)
Drinking Window: 2018 - 2022
The grapes for this qvevri-made Saperavi are from the celebrated village of Napareuli, which has a PDO of its own for Saperavi-based reds. The wine goes into new French oak for a year after the qvevri fermentation. It has fresh, clean and refined scents of underbrush and spice over dark, curranty fruit. The classically vinified Schuchmann reds also have that fresh elegance and curranty reserve on the palate, but this qvevri version is warmer, richer and chewier, with a lovely inner glow to it which shines through the elegance of the house style.