Arila Gardens of Moppa Saperavi 2022


Fascinating to see the signature grape of Georgia done with a local accent. Whole berries were used in the fermentation, in small open top receptacles for 8 days with pumpovers, hand plunging and ten months maturation in seasoned French oak. The colour is like exploding purple – imagine that of a freshly opened can of sliced beetroot. We have aromas of plums, bay leaves, chocolate, blackberries, spices and florals. This is big, burly and yet balanced with lots of grip plus quite grainy tannins. With decent length, this will provide pleasure over the next six to eight years. It just screams for a big steak and is a fine example of Saperavi.