Tevza Goruli Mtsvane Orange Wine
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Region: Kartli, Georgia
Grape variety: 100% Goruli Mtsvane
Tevza Goruli Mtsvane Orange Wine has aromas of dried fruit and melon–balancing overtones of honey and honeysuckle. Very well-expressed wine.
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About Tevza Goruli Mtsvane Orange Wine
Tevza Goruli Mtsvane Orange Wine is made from an indigenous variety from the Kartli region of Georgia. The name means “green one from Gori”, a city located in Kartli. Not to be confused with Mtsvane from Kakheti which is an entirely different variety! Goga Tevzadze, the winemaker at Tevza, is on a mission to explore, preserve and promote indigenous varieties from Kartli but with his own spin. This particular year he did a very long time with the skins and the wine came out a lovely amber, with pithy tannin almost like red wine from Kakheti. This is a wine that loves food.
Grapes are handpicked at optimal ripeness and gently transported from 14-year-old vineyards (40km distance) to Tevza Winery and directly crushed into qvevri. Wild fermentation starts at room temperature. Spontaneous fermentation stops when the wine is dry, which is followed by natural malolactic fermentation. After analyzing and tasting the wine Goga fills up each individual qvevries from the reserved lots of the same wines. Maceration and skin contact for 5 months.
Aromas of dried fruit and melon–balancing overtones of honey and honeysuckle. Very well-expressed, rich, and harmonious body with firm and tannic structure, dried apricots lavishly coupled with notes of mature dried orange.
About Tevza Wines
Goga Tevzadze established his traditional micro-winery at his home in Mtskheta in 2018. A founder of the small craft distillery “Riravo,” which produces high-quality fruit brandies, he eventually left to pursue his love of winemaking. Tevza is focused on producing lively, natural, and highly expressive wines from the distinctive varietals of Kartli, sharing the region’s native wine traditions with the world.
Tevzadze’s wines, made from grapes harvested from 10-12-year-old vineyards, are super low-intervention and made with love. They offer an artisanal take on the textures and aromatics of traditional wines from Kartli. They are especially juicy and soft compared to other Georgian wine regions and sport highly expressive and unusual bouquets: honeysuckle, melon, olive, and cut grass.