Crushed & Cured

Bedoba, Saperavi, 2021


This wine is dark purple in colour. The nose opens with a powerful savoury-spicy bouquet of blackberries, herbs, flowers and black pepper. The palate has a creamy, juicy texture, ripe tannins and black fruit flavours.

All of the grapes are hand-harvested into small 15-kilo bins. A small percentage of the grapes were left on the vines until the end of October, allowing a natural passerillage (drying) of the berries. Most of the hand harvested grapes were crushed and fermented in temperature controlled stainless-steel tanks for around six weeks, with 7% remaining as whole bunches to undergo fermentation in Qvevri amphora. After the six-week fermentation, the tank-fermented wine was transferred to a mix of stainless-steel tanks, 5000 litre wooden vats and second and third use 225 litre American oak barrels, to undergo malolactic conversion.  After bottling, the wine remained in the cellar for a further six months before release.

Bedoba is made from grapes sourced from vineyards located in the classic and traditional microzones of Kindzmarauli and Kvareli, in the Kakheti region. The soils here are rich in black shale, and the southern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains provide altitudes of over 400 metres above sea level, bringing fresh acidity and soft tannins. Sustainable and organic practices are observed

Country: Georgia 

Region: Kakheti

Vintage: 2021

Grape Variety: Saperavi

ABV: 3.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer:  Bedoba