Saperavi

Saperavi

Saperavi is a classic, widely planted grape variety in Georgia, and one of the top red wine
representatives in the world. Specifically, the high-quality table red wine produced in
Kakheti. First it appeared outside of Georgia, primarily in
France, after French Longeili, who lived in Kutaisi, began sending Georgian grape kinds to
the ampelograph Piula in France.

Saperavi-red-dry-Georgian-wine

Longeili, for example, transported 25 Imeretian grapevine kinds to Piula in 1868. Three
different kinds were among the varieties sent. In 1875, two types of them were
discovered in a newly sent set of grapevine varieties, namely “Saperavi of Kakheti” and
“Saperavi Krikina.”
Giulon, Odari, and others, in addition to Piula, cultivated Saperavi.
Legends regarding the health advantages of red wine date back centuries. Red wine was
formerly considered an elixir of youth by our forefathers. Some people still believe that
having a glass of red wine every day is a necessary element of living a healthy lifestyle. The
scents of black fruit and red berries, particularly cherry and blackberry, are strong in this
wine.