Vineyards: Vineyards were planted in mid 70s in the Mukuzani and adjacent to it areas – the best of Georgian wine regions and possibly one of the oldest as well as best wine growing regions in the world. The vines are treated only manually.
Mesoclimate: The Mesoclimate of Mukuzani, where the grapes for this truly fine and exquisite wine grow, boasts pristine, almost wild and virgin natural qualities. Though, thousands of years old, the soil, the sun, the varieties, the vignerons have remained nourishing, noble, caring and passionate to deliver wine of such elegance.
Soils: Sandy stony clay at 560 – 600 AMSL.
Yield: max 8-10 tons/ha, equivalent to 65 to 70 HL/ha.
Harvest: Harvest day is decided when the grapes are fully responding to the final wine style requirements. We pick the grapes only manually to ensure the highest quality.
History behind this Style: Georgians also made wine called “Udedo”, i.e. with no mother, “an orphan”, thus determining the origin of wine through its birth – fermentation with no skins. They drained grape juice from the crush pit then fermented it. Instead of tannic wines they would make wines very much reminiscent to modern styles.