Bedoba Saperavi

£17.95
  • Bedoba Saperavi
  • Bedoba Saperavi

Bedoba Saperavi

£17.95

AVAILABILITY: 64 in stock

Grape Saperavi
Style Dry, Red, Full Bodied, Juicy, Black Fruit, Spice, Savoury, Floral
Country Georgia
Region Kakheti
Volume 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, VeganSustainable, Practising Organic

 

Bedoba Saperavi is dark purple in colour.  The nose opens with a powerful savoury and spicy aroma of brambles, herbs, flowers and black pepper.  On the palate it is textured with juicy ripe tannins and black fruit flavours. Very versatile food pairing, excellent with roast lamb or beef, grilled pork skewers, grilled oyster mushrooms, hard cheese such as Comté, Gruyère. Served ideally at 16°c so a wee bit below modern room temperature is perfect

This wine from Georgia is made from the indigenous grape variety Saperavi and partially vinified in traditional qvevri vessels. Bedoba means `Day of Luck’.

Bedoba Saperavi is currently available in The Wine Press, Dundee's Finest Wine Bar.

About the Producer

Winemakers Nugzar Ksovreli and Thierry Fontannaz found inspiration in the history and legacy of the winery’s founders, the Konchosvilli family, whose cellars date back to 1737. The label references the bishop Petre Konchoshvili, a prominent religious and political figure of the 19th century, and honours the longstanding relationship between the family and the church - `koncho` means cross.

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Vineyard and Winery

Bedoba is made from grapes sourced from vineyards located in the classic and traditional microzones of Kindzmarauli and Kvareli, in the Kakheti region. The vineyards are on average 30 years old, conducted on trellis and situated in a valley where the Duruji River used to run.The soils here are rich in black shale, and the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains provide altitudes of over 400 metres above sea level, bringing fresh acidity and soft tannins. Sustainable and organic practices are observed in the vineyards and harvest is carried out by hand.

Most of the hand harvested grapes were crushed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks for around six weeks, with 7% remaining as whole bunches to undergo fermentation in Qvervi amphora. The amphora-fermented wine remained in the vessel until March 2020, after which it was removed to a press and then transferred to new Qvervi for further maturation. After the six week fermentation, the tank-fermented wine was transferred to a mix of stainless-steel tanks, 5000 litre wooden vats and second and third use 225 litre American oak barrels, to undergo malolactic conversion. The final cuvee is a blend of 50% Saperavi matured in stainless-steel, 25% in 5000 litre wooden vats, 18% in second and third 225 litre American oak barrels and 7% Qvervi. After bottling, the wine remained in the cellar for a further 12 months before release.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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darren
Sublime

First tried this sublime wine in a Tom Kerridge (Michelin starred Chef) pub and delighted to find it at the expected half the price of a restaurant. Who knew Georgia produced red wine? Certainly not me and they have been doing so for hundreds of years. Super wine, just the perfect balance of fruit and depth of flavour, not to sweet or full of tannin, smooth, leaves the mouth singing with joy , love it.

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Anonymous
Delicious

Red
Wine has a warm fruity tasty and is very quaffable. Drink warmed up and its flavours are even more enhanced. Very yummy wine.

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Kieran F
Beautiful

We enjoyed this wine during a tasting session a few months back. We just had to buy some to have in over Christmas.
Easy to order, fast delivery although the couriers did you let down (I believe) as the outer box came damaged/open.
The beautiful bottles were untouched as they were packed in bubble packs!

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Paul B
Exceptionally smooth and full flavoured

My kind of red. Smooth, flavourful, no bitterness at all and dangerously drinkable.

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LP
Amphora forward

I have had various Saperavi on visits to Georgia. Loved most. This one is odd. Musky nose and strange mouth feel on back of tongue. I asked a friend who is a noted wine writer. He asked me if that sensation was like licking a flower pot. Exactly! He conclusion: it spent too long on the amphora.