The real Georgian wine from Soviet period is a symbol of excellent taste and great quality for Russians. This alcoholic drink and its high-quality versions are very popular also in modern Russia. Fortunately, after a long break, Georgian wine returned to the country, and now the Russian consumers have an opportunity to get and appreciate this drink.
5 most popular brands of red wine from Georgia
Red semisweet "The Alazani valley" which is manufactured in Georgia since 1977. Raw materials for this brand of wine are grades of grapes "Aleksandrouli", "Mudzhuretuli", "Saperavi", "Odzhalesha" and some other which the Georgian wine makers grow up in actually most Alazani valley (Kakheti area). This drink possesses in dark red color and with a strength of 10-12%.
The refined bouquet of "The Alazani valley" is very diverse and difficult gives in to the exact description as each fan of wine can find in it something special.
Akhasheni is the semisweet wine conducting the history since 1958. Throughout already more half a century for its production use a grade of grape Saperavi berries. It is considered that Akhasheni has very harmonious taste which reminds exotic fruit. Fortress of this wine – 10.5-12%, endurance – 2 years. Kvareli is the dry wine conducting the history since 1966. For preparation of this drink only the grade of "Saperavi" is used. Color of Kvareli wine - dark ruby, taste – refined and velvety, and aroma reminds a fragrant bouquet of wild flowers. Aging of this wine – 3 years. Well-known Kindzmarauli, representing semisweet type of wine. This drink is manufactured in Georgia since 1942 from grape Saperavi berries. Kindzmarauli color is cherry, and the taste includes small sourness. Mukuzani is the dry wine which is one of the most ancient. At wine the expressed garnet color, and taste and aroma - very strong and intensive. The term of aging of this drink – 3 years.
The beginning of industrial production of Mukazani is dated 1893.
5 most popular brands of white Georgian wine
White semisweet "The Alazani valley", as well as the red wine of the same name, is manufactured in Georgia since 1977 from grades of Rkatsiteli, Tetra, Tsolikouri, Mtsvane and Kakhetinsky grapes. Drink of color of light straw and with very mild and delicate flavor. Wine fortress – 10-12%. Bakhtrioni is the dry white wine produced by the Georgian wine-growers from a grade of "Mtsvane the Kakhetian". Color of drink – gentle-golden, and aroma of wine – endurance term, very thin. Ordinary for Bakhtrioni, – 3 years, and its fortress is 10-12.5%. Kakheti - the white table wine prepared from the grades of Rkatsiteli and "Mtsvane the Kakhetian" growing in Georgia. Color at wine bright golden, with an amber outflow, aroma – fruit, for some fans of wine can seem very specific as it isn't similar to habitual flower. Fortress, ordinary for Kakheti, – 10.5-13%. Napareuli is the dry white wine produced from grades of Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane. Drink of a light-straw color and with a fruit bouquet. The term of endurance of Napareuli 3 years, and its fortress – 10-12%. And, at last, very popular with the Soviet intellectuals branded dry Rkatsiteli, conducting the history since 1948. For its preparation grades of Rkatsiteli, "Hikhvi" and Mtsvana are used. Color of wine – intensively amber. Endurance term – 2 years.