Mineral Early Bird
A red wine with just 11%alc? A feathery preemie perhaps? But no, the Aladasturi vine is a delicate lightweight that produces little sugar, but its terroir is marked by defined acidity and minerality. Hibiscus and not yet ripe blackberry accompany our exotic.
Grape variety: Aladasturi
Wine type: Rotwein
Region: Martvili (Samegrelo)
Wine grower: Zaza Gagua ("Vino Martville")
Alcoholic content: 11.0 %
Allergens: enthält Sulfite
In 2015, Zaza Gagua and his wife Keto Ninidze decided to leave Tbilisi and to move with their two daughters to the small Megrelian town Martvili, where in the 1930s Zaza's great-grandfather had built a traditional wooden house with a terrace on all sides. It is not far from the enchanting Martvili Canyon, through which the crystal-clear Abasha River winds. By the way, Zaza is the director of this nationwide famous national park. Since 2017, he has been offering wine tourism, hosting guests who are interested in winemaking and rare natural wines. What is also fascinating about Zaza's and Keto's story is that they both make wine, but each cultivates his or her own vineyard, each with different vines and two individual brands: on Zazas bottles stands Vino Martville, a frenchified name variant of the Martvili region.