This wine has a Medium + intensity Gold appearance.
Obvious aromas of Pear, subtle peach/apricot.
The floral aromas are predominantly honeysuckle but hints of jasmine are present.
Unique qualities of nuttiness and bread crust through aging in Qvevri.
This is a dry wine with Medium + Body. The Tannins are grippy. Medium/Medium - Acidity
An Outstanding Wine.
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Goruli Mtsvane: This varietal is planted in the loose soil that has been eroded and reshaped by the Mtkvari River. The berry is yellowish green and medium sized, the bunches are cone shaped and winged. The bud-burst is in mid-late April and ripens in the middle of September. Remarkably resistant to downy mildew but average frost resistance. This variety creates a lighter-bodied wine with delicate aromatics; best enjoyed when young and fresh.
Vineyards of Goruli Mtsvane is in the East of Georgia, in Shida Kartli. Vineyard is in the valley, quite far from the forest, in the edge of the village. Climate is mostly dry and sunny. Rainfall each year is adequate for natural irrigation (May seems to be the most rainy month). Soil is loamy and a bit rocky. The area is rich with herbs that are used in traditional medicine and cuisine too. Fire-flies, crickets and lady-birds are a part of the ecosystem as well as song birds that often make their nests in vineyards (one of them became an inspiration for the logo)..
As far back as he could remember, Goruli Mtsvane understood his destiny. The traditions and values instilled in him by his father gave him an understanding and appriciation for man's relationship to the vineyard. "If a man has the discipline to tend the vines, then a man has the discipline to raise a family." - his father always said. When his brothers left behind ordinary village life in search of something more, he welcomed and accepted his fate; working the family feilds. He found peace working the soil and tranquility in his hard-work. He possesed a certian gentleness and affection towards the grapes; softly singing to them as he held them in his hands.
Goruli Mtsvane's purity and passion for his art, caught the eye of a young woman who admired the idea that a man can find satisfection in simplicity. As a young girl she watched from the window as the boy assisted his father in the vineyard. When that boy became a man he asked for her hand in marriage. She gave him six children; who Goruli Mtsvane softly sings to as he holds them in his hands.
Artwork by Tako Chekurishvili
On the day we met Levan and his brother Giorgi we immediately clicked. Their warm and welcoming, kind-hearted nature was so evident even at our first encounter. We were offered the opportunity to visit their winery; in Kartli just outside of Tbilisi. Upon arrival we were given a tour of the winery which has so much potential for tourism in the near future. We tried an assortment of fantastic wines and ultimately made the decision to select Levan's Goruli Mtsvane.
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Napheri is settled in a village Navazi (in Georgian the word "navazi" means a land where was a vineyard before). Levan - owner and winemaker of Napheri says that revival of the authentic meaning of this land was his dream for years. the name of the village and the traditions Levan's family kept became an inspiration of establishing the winery.
Napheri was established in 2018 and with the whole family's involvement the wine cellar was built the same year. The Brand name of this small, beautiful winery is very important for Levan- "Napheri" is a word that expresses: taking care, cuddling, being gentle and attentive. This is exactly how the whole family feels about the winery, vineyards and winemaking.
For each bottle of Goruli Mtsvane sold, Village Vines donates a percent of the profits to a charitable cause selected by the winemaker.
Napheri has chosen to support talented, passionate students who are majoring in viticulture that are struggling to make tuition.
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