Iberieli Saperavi 2018

Zurab Topuridze ("Iberieli")

25.00 33.33 pre litre

Description


The agreeable Lightness of Being

If taste diversity is drinkable, then it is found in this wonderful red wine of light ageing. Imagine, in your glass light body meets deep character, while you see yourself inwardly brushing through ripe cranberry bushes on a warm early autumn day, nibbling curiously here and there. Accordingly, the bouquet is full of red ideas, premonitions and wishes.


Grape variety: Saperavi

Wine type: Rotwein

Vintage: 2018

Region: Tsinandali (Kachetien)

Wine grower: Zurab Topuridze ("Iberieli")

Alcoholic content: 14.5 %

Allergens: enthält Sulfite

Zurab Topuridze ("Iberieli")


Iberieli is a family winery operated by Zurab Topuridze with 10 hectares of vineyards in Guria, the region of western Georgia and 5 hectares in Kakheti, the region in eastern Georgia. The name Iberieli - chosen by Zurab's children - refers to the ancient peoples of the Caucasus who produced wine several thousand years ago. Iberians are considered the inventors of Qvevri wine making and also the ancestors of Georgians. The heartfelt concern of the family is to preserve this authentic Georgian tradition and to produce unique, natural wines from local grapes. They want to set standards for their colleagues and friends by creating superb examples. Zurab Topuridze not only narrates this as one of the organic pioneers of Georgian winegrowing, he also lives according to his conviction: Zurab is one of the ten founders of the Natural Wine Association, which is committed to establishing Georgian natural wine as a serious alternative to industrial mass production. He and the meanwhile more than 60 members of the NWA are making invaluable lobbying for a more conscious use of oenological agriculture and the nature itself. It goes without saying that he only produces Qvevri natural wines. Zurab is sure that a natural product, untreated and free of additives, will produce the best results in its natural ripening process: "This way of growing grapes creates vivid, healthier wines and allows the wine to represent the terroir of its origin".