Tevza Winery, Kartli Red Qvevri Crazy Alive Shavkapito (2018)

Style: Dry Red                        Vintage: 2018                        

Varietal: Shavkapito 

Region: Kartli                           County: Georgia

Pairings: Harmonious aromas of dried black plums and cherry flavors. Flavorful and lively, with dried Cornelius and forest berries. Distinctive varietal character. Pair with lighter pork and chicken dishes, fattier fish, heartier vegetables.

About This Wine: Grapes are handpicked at optimal ripeness and gently transported from 14-year-old vineyards (30km distance) to Tevza Winery and directly crushed into qvevri. Wild fermentation starts at the room temperature. Spontaneous fermentation stops when wine is dry, which is followed with natural MLF fermentation. After analyzing and tasting the wine we fill up each individual Qvevris from the reserved lots of the same wines. Maceration and skin contact from 3 to 4 weeks.

Points of Distinction:

  • Very rare varietal
  • Low Intervention
  • Fermentation: Qvevri
  • Yeast: Wild/Airborne
  • Sulfites: Very Low