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Saperavi

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Saperavi (2018)

VARIETY
Saperavi is an ancient grape variety native to the country of Georgia. Known as a teinturier grape variety, Saperavi is one of the few red grapes that has colored flesh with very dark skins, producing deeply colored wine. Its name means “paint, dye, give color” in Georgian. Saperavi is a wonderful wine for aging due to its naturally high acidity.

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Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Saperavi (2018)

VARIETY
Saperavi is an ancient grape variety native to the country of Georgia. Known as a teinturier grape variety, Saperavi is one of the few red grapes that has colored flesh with very dark skins, producing deeply colored wine. Its name means “paint, dye, give color” in Georgian. Saperavi is a wonderful wine for aging due to its naturally high acidity.

VINTAGE
The 2018 vintage showed how much weather conditions can change during the growing season. Budbreak and flowering were a bit late, beginning in June. July recorded some of the hottest and driest days in the Finger Lakes, perfect conditions for ripening. Several weeks of rain in September forced us to be very selective in the vineyard. Several tries through the vineyard dropping poor fruit before harvesting only the best quality bunches. Harvest finished earlier than normal.

VINEYARD
Majority of the grapes come from our estate vineyards on Seneca Lake where the warmer sites give us riper fruit aromas and flavors. These vineyards were planted in 2010 and 2016 from original cuttings from Dr. Konstantin’s first plantings in the early 1960’s. The Banana Belt is a portion of land on the east side of Seneca Lake that receives the greatest amount of sun coupled with a location that is nearest the deepest parts of Seneca Lake, thereby having a greater impact on temperature. A small portion of the blend contains grapes from Dr. Konstantin’s original plantings from our Keuka Lake vineyard that are near 60 years old.

THE WINE
Vibrant violet in color with pronounced notes of plum, black cherry, earth, cedar, and smoke. Full-bodied with polished tannins. Juicy acidity lifts the flavors on the long finish.
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Saperavi
Style:
Name:
Saperavi
Vintage:
2018
Price:
$29.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Saperavi
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
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4-5 bottles
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6-11 bottles
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12-23 bottles
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24+ bottles
20% off

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Saperavi

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Saperavi (2018)

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Volume Discount
4-5 bottles
5% off
6-11 bottles
10% off
12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

$29.99 / bottle

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