Kindzmarauli 2015 – Telavi Wine Cellar
Price: 11.99 GBP (Equivalent per bottle) ABV: 12%
Regarded as one of Georgia’s top appellations, and first delimited in 1942, the competition between Kindzmarauli and Khvanchkara to be the top sweet wine in Georgia seems to be the cause of some controversy!
The wines from Kindzmarauli are vinified from Saperavi and always have a little natural residual sweetness. This gives an appealing softness and rounded texture, rather than being obviously sweet and sticky. Telavi’s version is a deep inky purple red with notes of crushed blackberry, damson jam, and spice. To taste, it has vivid berry fruit and hints of buttery toast, and is gently sweet with supple tannins. It would be a good combination with rich fruit cake, farmhouse cheeses or walnuts.