Otskhanuri Sapere is considered one of Georgia's oldest grape varieties and grows mostly in the RachaLechkhumi and Imereti wine districts in Western Georgia. Its name is related to the village of Otskhana. It means “Otskhana’s colorful.” Otskhanuri Sapere wines have an intense ruby color and firmly structured and tannic, with high acidity. The wines age well, peaking after 10-15 years, but can be cellared for an additional 20-30 years.
Roasted or grilled lamb marinated in a bit of the wine.
Fermented on the skins in qvevri without added yeast and then aged for 9 months before being bottled unfiltered