Vita Vinea Saperavi 2016

£22.00

The winemaking team at Vita Vinea have a pretty hands-off approach to winemaking. They're just like parents from the 60s. They could've sent their child to military school when they...

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The winemaking team at Vita Vinea have a pretty hands-off approach to winemaking. They're just like parents from the 60s. They could've sent their child to military school when they only got a C on a geography exam, they might have taken up corporal punishment when they caught their child kissing a member of the opposite sex or they could've fined and filtered all flavour out of it when their child started to spontaneously ferment. They didn't though because wine is far more nuanced, just as a person is far more rounded when they are reared without overzealous restrictions.


Vita Vinea Saperavi is made naturally, in keeping with traditional Georgian winemaking, and the result is a highly complex red wine with flavours of rich ripe red and black fruits, built with a fresh, sour cherry note. The texture is rich and creamy and the tannins are very prominent, but in balance with the weight of the wine.


The vines are grown with respect for nature according to organic principles. They are fermented in the classic Georgian way in 2,000 litre "qvevri" made of local clay and buried in the ground. They represent the ancient tradition of Georgian wine making. The Saperavi vineyard produces yields of 6,000 kg per hectare. The wines are 30 years old. The grapes are crushed and put into 2,000 litre "qvevri" which are buried into the ground. There is a manual punch down of the cap four times a day during fermentation. After fermentation the wines are left for 6 weeks before racking and then returning to the "qvevri" There is no addition of yeast or SOS until bottling which takes place without fining or filtration.
Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.