Dr Konstantin Frank

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Saperavi

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Saperavi (2016)

About Saperavi
The Saperavi grape is an ancient grape variety native to Georgia (country) Saperavi is one of the few red grapes that has colored flesh with very dark skins, producing deeply colored wine. That is why its name means “paint, dye, give color” in Georgian. Saperavi is a wonderful wine for ageing due to its naturally high acidity levels.

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Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Saperavi (2016)

About Saperavi
The Saperavi grape is an ancient grape variety native to Georgia (country) Saperavi is one of the few red grapes that has colored flesh with very dark skins, producing deeply colored wine. That is why its name means “paint, dye, give color” in Georgian. Saperavi is a wonderful wine for ageing due to its naturally high acidity levels.

Viticulture
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. 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.

Vinification
Immediately after harvest the grapes are de-stemmed and lightly crushed into temperature controlled stainless steel open-top fermenters and allowed to cold soak for a few days. The juice is fermented at low temperatures to preserve the more delicate flavors with manual punch-downs 3 times a day for good extraction of tannins. The wine was gently pressed and transferred into mostly French oak barrels, where it developed further complexity for 16 months before being bottled.e was gently pressed and transferred into mostly French oak barrels, where it developed further complexity for 16 months before being bottled.
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Saperavi
Style:
Name:
Saperavi
Vintage:
2016
Price:
$34.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Saperavi
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
Style:
Dry
Body:
Full Bodied
Cellaring:
Drink now or cellar until 2028
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Saperavi

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Saperavi (2016)

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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

$34.99 / bottle

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