Tsinandali wine brought back to life – The first bottled Georgian wine
26 September, 2016
Tsinandali wine brought back to life – The first bottled Georgian wine
Georgian modern technology of winemaking was born in the Tsinandali Estate that belonged to the 19th-century Georgian nobleman, poet and military figure Alexander Chavchavadze. Exactly here was Georgian wine bottled for the first time. After years-long break, the estate has gained back its primary function and under Silk Road Group’s patronage it started reviving the old tradition of winemaking and producing original Tsinandali wine.
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As Silk Road Group manager Koka Archvadze said in the interview with one of the news
agencies, Tsinandali Estate is a place where the modern Georgian winemaking emerged. Alexander Chavchavadze established the classical winemaking technology and gave birth to the first Georgian bottled wine. In addition, according to the representative of SRG, apart from classical bottled wine made according European technology, Tsinandali produces traditional natural wine, that is fermented in Kvevri, a clay vessel dug into the ground.
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The tradition of winemaking in Kvevri goes back to about 8000 years ago and is included in the list of Intangible Heritage list by UNESCO.
Tsinandali vineyard boasts over 11 sorts of Georgian vine, yet at present only four types of wine are available at the market. The estate also produces high class Chacha (Georgian grappa) and various sorts of aromatic fruit brandy. Tsinandali wines are produced in limited amounts and are available in Tsinandali degustation room and in the shop located on the first floor of Radisson BluIveria Hotel in Tbilisi.
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Source: Marketer.ge

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