Georgia's Finest Imeretian Wines

 

Wines

Krakhuna Qvevri

Krakhuna Qvevri is made through Georgian traditional winemaking method and aged in traditional clayvessels – in this case Imeretian equivalent of Qvevries: Churies, dug into the earth. This full-bodied dry wine of orange color is distinguished by its strong character as well as unique aroma and bouquet of orchard fruits, raisin and savory quince. The Silver Medal has been awarded to Krakhuna Qvevri at  Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

Ojaleshi

Ojaleshi is made from unique aborigine Georgian variety of dark-skinned grapes distinguished by its high quality and taste. This dry red wine is characterized with notes of meadow flowers, violet and mushrooms. Although deeply colored, the wine tends to be light-bodied. Ojaleshi ages well and peaks its quality if cellared for 10-15 years. Goes well with both, meats and vegetable.

Otskhanuri Sapere

This wonderful full-bodied dry red wine is made from one of the oldest grape varieties in Georgia, dated back to 7000 years B.C. The wine Otskhanuri Sapere has been considered as part of Colchian Culture that emerged and developed in the second millennium BC. The wine has an intense ruby color, is firmly structured and its aroma is characterized with notes of cherry and black currant. Goes best with veal, mutton or Georgian-style fried mushrooms. The wine ages well, peaking after 10-15 years, but can be cellared for an additional 20-30 years.

Tsolikouri Qvevri

Tsolikouri Qvevri is made through Georgian traditional winemaking method and aged in traditional clay vessels – in this case Imeretian equivalent of Qvevries: Churies, dug into the earth. The wine is made from one of the best and widespread grape varieties in Georgia, through full skin contact and is distinguished by notes of pear, orange peel and peach. Goes well with cheese, poultry and walnuts.

Ojaleshi Krakhuna
 

The wine is a product of a bold experiment by our winemaker, which has been widely recognized among wine experts. The wine is a coupage of Sviri Krakhuna and Lechkhumian Ojaleshi uniquely blended together. As a result this summer wine is characterized with a rich bouquet and stunning aroma.

Krakhuna


Krakhuna is a white dry wine made from the grape variety of the same name originated from Kolkheti and grown since then in Imereti, Georgia. This extraordinary wine is distinguished with its citrus aroma and notes of lime and pear. Although light and tasty, Krakhuna contains 13% of alcohol. Goes best with poultry and vegetables. The Bronze Medal has been awarded to our Krakhuna at Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri

This full-bodied amber-colored qvevri wine is characterized with rich notes of honey, raisin and dried apricots. Tsitska and Tsolikouri are two white Georgian grape varieties grown in Imereti often paired to make dry Georgian whites with cheerful, lighter character. However, Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri macerated on the skins for six months, with no stem inclusion and kept in Churies, demonstrates strong character through its taste, flavor and long aftertaste.
TSOLIKOURI
Autochthonous variety from the West Georgia region of Imereti. Golden amber in color with some sediment. Notes of green apples, yellow plums, citrus aromas of tangerines and clementine followed by floral and nutty aromas and hints of citrus blossom honey. It is lively and fresh on the palate with a citrus taste, and a long lingering finish with a pinch of tannin at the end
 

Wines

Krakhuna Qvevri

Krakhuna Qvevri is made through Georgian traditional winemaking method and aged in traditional clayvessels – in this case Imeretian equivalent of Qvevries: Churies, dug into the earth. This full-bodied dry wine of orange color is distinguished by its strong character as well as unique aroma and bouquet of orchard fruits, raisin and savory quince. The Silver Medal has been awarded to Krakhuna Qvevri at  Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

Ojaleshi

Ojaleshi is made from unique aborigine Georgian variety of dark-skinned grapes distinguished by its high quality and taste. This dry red wine is characterized with notes of meadow flowers, violet and mushrooms. Although deeply colored, the wine tends to be light-bodied. Ojaleshi ages well and peaks its quality if cellared for 10-15 years. Goes well with both, meats and vegetable.

Otskhanuri Sapere

This wonderful full-bodied dry red wine is made from one of the oldest grape varieties in Georgia, dated back to 7000 years B.C. The wine Otskhanuri Sapere has been considered as part of Colchian Culture that emerged and developed in the second millennium BC. The wine has an intense ruby color, is firmly structured and its aroma is characterized with notes of cherry and black currant. Goes best with veal, mutton or Georgian-style fried mushrooms. The wine ages well, peaking after 10-15 years, but can be cellared for an additional 20-30 years.

Tsolikouri Qvevri

Tsolikouri Qvevri is made through Georgian traditional winemaking method and aged in traditional clay vessels – in this case Imeretian equivalent of Qvevries: Churies, dug into the earth. The wine is made from one of the best and widespread grape varieties in Georgia, through full skin contact and is distinguished by notes of pear, orange peel and peach. Goes well with cheese, poultry and walnuts.

Krakhuna


Krakhuna is a white dry wine made from the grape variety of the same name originated from Kolkheti and grown since then in Imereti, Georgia. This extraordinary wine is distinguished with its citrus aroma and notes of lime and pear. Although light and tasty, Krakhuna contains 13% of alcohol. Goes best with poultry and vegetables. The Bronze Medal has been awarded to our Krakhuna at Decanter World Wine Awards 2019.

Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri

This full-bodied amber-colored qvevri wine is characterized with rich notes of honey, raisin and dried apricots. Tsitska and Tsolikouri are two white Georgian grape varieties grown in Imereti often paired to make dry Georgian whites with cheerful, lighter character. However, Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri macerated on the skins for six months, with no stem inclusion and kept in Churies, demonstrates strong character through its taste, flavor and long aftertaste.
TSOLIKOURI
Autochthonous variety from the West Georgia region of Imereti. Golden amber in color with some sediment. Notes of green apples, yellow plums, citrus aromas of tangerines and clementine followed by floral and nutty aromas and hints of citrus blossom honey. It is lively and fresh on the palate with a citrus taste, and a long lingering finish with a pinch of tannin at the end

Wines

Krakhuna Qvevri

This full-bodied dry amber wine was made from Krakhuna grapes according to traditional Georgian wine-making methods, and was aged in underground clay ‘churis’ (the Western Georgian equivalent of ‘qvevris’). This wine has lots of character and a unique bouquet and flavour of orchard fruits, raisins and quince. It was awarded a silver medal at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards.

Ojaleshi

This dry red wine was made from the unique dark-skinned Ojaleshi grape, carefully selected for quality and flavour, and boasts interesting notes of meadow flowers, violets and mushrooms. Although its colour is deep, Ojaleshi wine tends to be light-bodied. It ages extremely well—even for 10-15 years when it reaches its peak—and is perfect with meat or vegetables.




A wonderful full-bodied dry red wine made from Otskhanuri Sapere grapes. This variety is one of the oldest in Georgia, with a history of cultivation over millennia, and is notably associated with the Colchian culture that developed in Western Georgia during the second millennium B.C. Our Otskhanuri Sapere has an intense ruby-red colour and firmly structured aromas of cherry and blackcurrant, and goes best with veal, lamb or mushrooms. This wine ages particularly well, generally peaking after 10-15 years but can be kept even longer.

Tsolikouri is a variety of white grape that is indigenous to Imereti. Our wine has a beautiful, slightly cloudy golden yellow colour. Notes of green apple, yellow plum and citrus fruit such as tangerines and clementines, followed by more floral and nutty aromas with hints of citrus blossom honey. This Tsolikouri is a lively, fresh, citrusy wine on the palate with a long lingering finish and a pinch of tannin at the end.

Otskhanuri Saphere

Tsolikouri


 



This blend is the result of one of our winemaker’s boldest experiments—a unique combination of white Krakhuna grapes from Sviri and red Ojaleshi grapes from Lechkhumi—and has gained wide recognition among wine experts. This is an ideal summer wine with a rich bouquet and an absolutely stunning flavour and taste.

Ojaleshi Krakhuna

Krakhuna

An extraordinary dry white wine made from the Krakhuna variety of grape typical of Western Georgia. Citrusy aromas with notes of lime and pear. Although light and easily drinkable, this is a powerful white wine (13% alcohol), and is best served to accompany poultry and vegetables. Our Krakhuna was awarded a bronze medal at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards.




This full-bodied blend of Tsitska and Tsolikouri white grapes is an amber ‘qvevri’ wine with rich notes of honey, raisins and dried apricot. These two varieties, both grown in Imereti, are often combined to make dry Georgian white wines with a light and cheerful character; but our blend was kept in clay ‘churis’ to macerate on the skins for six months, and its power and strength come through in its rich flavour and long finish.
Tsitska Tsolikouri Qvevri
Tsitska - Tsolikouri


The lightness and crispness is result of the Tsitska in the blend.Both the varieties are high acid
lower sugar grapes having adapted to the more humid western Georgian climate. All the fruit is
estate grown in the vineyards in the village of Meore Sviri, hand picked and hand sorted.
Notes of wild pear and green apple, hazelnut, apricot, lovely high acid good weight on the pallet,
slight tannin on the edges, finish of honeycomb.
Krakhuna -Mtsvane


This blend of two native varieties of white grape is the most perfect union of the fresh, leafy and flowery notes characteristic of Mtsvane and the rich tropical fruits, lime and pear aromas typical of Krakhuna. This wine boasts a nice, clean attack with floral and citrusy flavours; the mid-palate is richer, softer, with layers of citrus and pear; and the finish is elegant yet racy.
 

       About

We are a winery focusing on exquisite wines from Imereti in Western Georgia. Our region’s unique wines have always been famous for their crispness and flavour, but their scarcity makes them real hidden gems; they have always been made in limited quantities, for the needs and enjoyment of the household.

Wine-makers in Imereti have for centuries been making wine from ancient, indigenous varieties of grape in underground clay amphorae called ch’uri (the local equivalent of Georgia’s increasingly world-famous kvevri), and this method gave their wines their unique combination of lightness, freshness and depth of flavour. We decided to revive this wonderful wine-making tradition using ancient varietals and to produce exquisite Imeretian wines for the benefit of wine lovers around the world.

Our vineyards are located in Western Georgia’s beautiful Imereti region, where we carefully harvest only the best grapes in order to produce wines that we feel are worthy of our region’s culture and history. Our wines associate Georgia’s 8,000-year-old history of wine-making with modern methods and technology, and both tradition and excellence are at the core of everything we do.

Awards & Recognition

We are very proud to present our award-winning Krakhuna wines that have been selected out of about 18000 wines from 60 countries to grant Silver and Bronze medals at the world's largest and most influential competition Decanter World Wine Awards.

 

    Imereti

Imereti is, after Kakheti, Georgia’s second-largest wine producing region. Its climate is very favourable for viticulture, primarily thanks to the warmth and humidity of the Black Sea to the west and the shelter afforded by the Greater and Lesser Caucasus mountains to the north and south. In addition, most of Imereti (70%) is mountainous, giving the region a rich and diverse group of unique terroirs.

Western Georgia is home to around 100 indigenous varieties of grape from which high-quality red and white wines are produced. The traditional Imeretian (western) method of wine-making is slightly different from the more well-known Kakhetian (eastern) one: although both rely upon underground clay amphorae, the Imeretian method also calls for the addition of small amounts of pomace to the grape juice during fermentation.

Georgian cooking, with its wonderful ingredients and unique recipes, is now rapidly taking its rightful place among the recognized cuisines of the world—and within Georgia, Imereti is famous for a whole range of exquisite specialities. Imeretians are notorious gourmets and quite picky when it comes to food and wine, and this is perhaps why they have always made a wide range of different and often unique wines, each with its own story to tell. Nothing can accompany a traditional ‘supra’ (a Georgian feast) as well as a light, chilled Imeretian wine.

 

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Meore Sviri

Imereti, 2013 

Georgia

Tel: +995 577 550 508

 
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