Interesting facts about Kakhetian wines
06 March, 2017
Interesting facts about Kakhetian wines
Georgian winemaking is unimaginable without its easternmost region of Kakheti. Allegorically speaking, this land is a locomotive in terms of both the quantity and popularity of wines it produces, thus representing the face and example of Georgian winemaking.

Kakhetian wines, of course, are not all uniform and alike. In this region of Georgia, traditionally, kvevri technology has always been a dominant one. However, since 19th century, Kakhetians have been us
ing barrels as well as metal basins for this purpose. Today, in Kakheti, almost every single type and classification of wines are produced.

A traditional dry white Kakhetian wine (aged on chacha, of course) has a particularly rich aroma and is very diverse in terms of taste as well. As for the intensity and color of Kakhetian wines, the specialists still argue about them and the majority agrees that the classis kvevri wine cannot be called a classic white wine, but rather, it may be included into the new category of Orange Wines.
geotv.ge


Kakheti is the main and the most important Georgian winemaking region and when we talk about wines produced here, we, of course, cannot omit the wines made in European style. The first Georgian made wine using European technology was the famous poet and public figure, Alexander Chavchavadze. His wine made in the village of Tsinandali was one of the most popular brands during imperial Russia. That was the time when the brand Tsinandali was founded.

As for the red wine called Saperavi, it has always been made dry and this tradition still continues. This is the principal Georgian brand and the famous experts from around the world show special respect towards this wine during tastings. Saperavi is rich in red fruit tones: cherry, black plum, etc. This wine cobines perfectly with Kakhetian pork barbecue.
geotv.ge
Saperavi species of grapes are mainly used to make dry wines. The only exception is the brand called Akhasheni, the sweet version of Saperavi that first appeared during the Soviet Union. It was one of the most popular wines in the entire country and particularly in Russia. However, for the traditional Kakhetian winemaking, only dry wines are typical. As for sweet and semisweet wines, they are principally produced in western Georgia.

Related Stories:

Tsinandali wine brought back to life – The first bottled Georgian wine


Kakheti among CNN’s 11 great wine regions you've probably never heard of
Print
Other Stories
The Daily Telegraph writes about Georgia
The national British daily broadsheet newspaper “The Daily Telegraph” has recently published an article about Georgia entitled “Is Georgia the new Puglia? With new direct flights, get there before the masses do.”
Places to chill out in Tbilisi
Tbilisi is not a huge city, but there are lots of places to chill out there. But which one to choose?
10 things to do in Tbilisi - recommendations from a blogger
www.lifeinexcess.com published an article about Georgia. The webpage belongs to a traveller and “a lifestyle blogger” kirsty.
Culinary Tourism – Discover the Imeretian Cuisine
It is not surprising that one of Georgia’s biggest attractions is its cuisine. Colourful Georgian dishes prepared with rich, aromatic spices and herbs attract all food lovers.
Discover Samegrelo – beautiful part of Georgia in the country’s west
Samegrelo is in the western part of Georgia. Its unique nature, cuisine and language must be experienced whilst visiting Georgia.
Discover must see places in Kakheti
Kakheti is located in the eastern part of Georgia. There are a variety of places for visitors to go in Kakheti:
Discover protected areas and national parks in Georgia - Part 4
Georgia will surprise visitors by the variety of its landscapes and nature. This small country has everything for all kinds of visitors.
Shaitan Bazaar and cuisine in old Tbilisi
Georgian cuisine has always been a part of the Georgian identity. It has been influenced by both Europe and Asia.
Discover protected areas and national parks in Georgia- Part 3
There are numerous places to rest, organize picnic or have adventures in Georgia. Here are some of the venues to check out:
Alternative tourism in Georgia
Alternative tourism is the opposite of mass organized tourism. Georgia is a perfect destination for the alternative tourism
Discover protected areas and national parks in Georgia- Part 2
Georgia preserves unique nature and here are some of its examples:
The Washington Post writes about a Georgian dish - Ajapsandali
Georgian cuisine is becoming more and more popular in other countries, be it in neighbouring ones or further afield.
Explore festivals and holidays in Georgia - Part 2
To truly experience Georgian culture and its many traditions, you must attend a few of the festivals held both in the capital and throughout the country.
Discover protected areas and national parks in Georgia- Part 1
Georgia is a small country with a variety of flora. There are twenty protected areas and national parks in Georgia.
Discover places in the vicinity of Tbilisi
Tbilisi is surrounded by interesting and attractive places to visit.
Explore festivals and holidays in Georgia - Part 1
Lots of tourists are attracted by Georgian nature and cuisine. However, to truly experience Georgian culture and its many traditions, you must attend a few of the festivals held both in the capital and throughout the country.
Discover Batumi
Batumi is the second-largest city of Georgia, located on the coast of the Black Sea in the country'ssouthwest.
Discover Samtskhe-Javakheti
The administrative centre of Samtskhe-Javakheti (Georgia’s southwestern region) is Akhaltsikhe.
Summer Dream in Beshumi
“If you drink local milk for 25 days, even if you are a blind, you will see the stars in the sky at midday”.
Swords discovered at Lado Gudiashvili Square in Tbilisi
The renovation of Lado Gudiashvili Square (in the old part of Tbilisi) is presently in progress. The process is under archeological monitoring.
The oldest citizen of Tbilisi tells how people lived decades ago
Tbilisi has always been a city with a specific culture and life style. Today this is not as evident as it was at the beginning of the 20th century.
Fresh snow in Kazbegi in mid-August
Ever wondered whether does it snows in the Georgian mountains in summer or not?
Discover Kutaisi
Kutaisi is one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in Georgia.
Discover Borjomi
Borjomi is a district of Georgia, in the region of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Borjomi is one of the most popular resorts, famous for its mineral waters, health, unique nature and abundance of historical monuments.
Bakuriani – a place to visit in summer and in winter
What Georgia can really boast about is its mountains – literally in every part of the country there are mountains, some covered with snow throughout the year.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Exchange Rates
GEL Exchange Rate
Convertor
21.09.2018
22.09.2018
USD
1
USD
2.6193
2.6216
EUR
1
EUR
3.0693
3.0854
GBP
1
GBP
3.4651
3.4584
RUB
100
RUB
3.9538
3.9340