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Saperavi

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Saperavi (2017)

VARIETY
The Saperavi grape is an ancient grape variety native to Georgia. 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.

VINTAGE
The 2017 vi... Full Description

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Saperavi (2017)

VARIETY
The Saperavi grape is an ancient grape variety native to Georgia. 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.

VINTAGE
The 2017 vintage was a study on how much weather conditions can vary from year to year. The 2016 growing year was very hot and dry with very little precipitation. Winter before the 2017 growing season was cold but our vines survived without any damage. The 2017 growing season was cooler with ample precipitation all year long with plenty of sunshine. That made for a vintage with good production and plenty of time to develop complexity.

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
Pronounced and fruity with bramble, blackberry, and red plum complemented with touches of sweet spice, cedar, and smoke. Full-bodied with polished tannins. Juicy acidity lifts the flavors on the long finish and will allow this wine to age extremely well.
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Saperavi
Style:
Name:
Saperavi
Vintage:
2017
Price:
$29.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Saperavi
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
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Saperavi

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Saperavi (2017)

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

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