Marani Kondoli Vineyards Sami 2009
The blend of three grapes, all grown in Marani's Kondoli Vineyards: Saperavi, (with its deep red color, intense black-fruit-juice aromas, and big body), alexandreuli (lighter color and texture full of strawberry and sweet vanilla notes), merlot (with its concentrated ripe-fruit aromas at mid palate and touch of green grass at the end), compose a perfectly balanced wine with a bright crimson and brick rim at the edge. Pair with grilled meat, game, or matured cheese. Serve at 65 degrees F. 50% Alexandreuli, 25% Saperavi, 25% Merlot. Produced by Telavi Wine Cellar. In the middle of Alazani Valley, lies Kakheti's largest and most important city, Telavi. Just outside the city is where Telavi Wine Cellar was founded in 1915. For nearly a century, Telavi has blended innovation with a sense of history, keeping faithful to the noble traditions of Kakhetian winemaking, while adapting to modern methods to produce wines that would please the most refined and discerning global palate. The wines of Telavi Wine Cellar embody the personality and diversity of Georgian viticulture and highlight the determination to present the best of the diverse local grape varieties and distinguished terroir. For almost three centuries, wines from Kondoli vineyards have been the benchmark of quality, reflecting the best of the Kakheti region.