About Georgian Wine
Georgia the Cradle of Wine
In Georgia, Marneuli, during archaeological works on Gadachrili Gori and Dangreuli Gori sites Neolithic age grape skin and clay wine vessel were found. Scientific research and analysis have shown that grape skins dated back VI century B.C. It belongs to European vine type of Visit Vinifera Sativa. As to wine vessel it was Qvevry-shape clay vessel with wine traces in it. It is dated VI century B.C. It can be considered as a predecessor of a modern Qvevry. Thus, it is undisputed nowadays that the world history of wine-making began here, on the territory of Georgia.
Native Georgian Vines
Nowadays, approximately 530 native Georgian sorts of grapes are known. More than 425 sorts are preserved today and are kept in special nurseries. 30-35 sort of Goergian grapes are used today in wine production. Popular and wide spread Georgia grape sorts are as follows: Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Qisi, Khikhvi, Kakhuri Mtsvane, Chinuri, Goruli Mtsvane, Tavkveri, Shavkapiro, Budeshuri Saperavi, Tsitska, Krakhuna, Otskhanuri Saperavi, Tsolikauri, Chkhakveri, Usakhelauri, Alexandrouli, Ojaleshi, Aladasturi etc.
Popular Georgian Wines
Popular Georgian Wines usually are AOC certified. Though, there are wines which do not fall behind AOC wines in their popularity, quality and dignity.
Popular Georgian AOC Certified Wines
Popular Georgian AOC certified wines are the following: Tsinandali, Mukuzani, Kindzmarauli, Akhasheni, Manavi, Napareuli, Kvareli, Tvishi, Khvanchkara etc.
Popular And Wide Spread Georgian Wines
Popular and wide spread Georgian wines are following: Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Colikauri, Cicka, Mtsvane, Qisi, Khikhvi, Chinuri, Shavkapito, Tavkveri, Chkhaveri, Aladasturi, Ojaleshi, Alexandrouli.