Top 100 red wines of Georgia

Discover the top 100 best red wines of Georgia as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the red wines that are popular in Georgia and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Georgia

Georgia (the Eurasian nation, not the American state) is one of the oldest wine-producing countries in the world. The main wine varieties favored in Georgia are the red Saperavi and the white Rkatsiteli. These are the classic varieties of the former Soviet republics, from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan to Moldova">Moldova and Ukraine. A number of other long-established varieties are widely grown in the country.

Of these, red wine grapes are by far the most common, including Alexandrouli, Aladasturi, Keduretuli, Ojaleshi and Usakhelauri. Their white counterparts are led by Chinuri and Mtsvani, in the Goruli and Kakhuri variants. The country is also strongly associated with the continuation of ancient winemaking techniques. This includes the use of clay vessels called qvevri (or kvevri) for Fermentation and storage.

Similar to ancient amphorae, they are buried in the ground outside, or built into the floor of a Cellar to ensure temperature Consistency. Winemakers in the United States, Australia and elsewhere have also begun importing and using them. Archaeological evidence suggests that early wine production began 6,000 to 8,000 years ago in the Russia/kavkaz">Caucasus region. This region includes Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and eastern Turkey.

Discover the grape variety: Malbec

Malbec, a high-yielding red grape variety, produces tannic and colourful wines. It is produced in different wine-growing regions and changes its name according to the grape variety. Called Auxerrois in Cahors, Malbec in Bordeaux, it is also known as Côt. 6,000 hectares of the Malbec grape are grown in France (in decline since the 1950s). Malbec is also very successful in Argentina. The country has become the world's leading producer of Malbec and offers wines with great potential.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Georgia

red wines from the region of Georgia go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of beef shank coq au vin style, grilled lamb shoulder with spices and honey or spaghetti all 'amatriciana.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Georgia

On the nose in the region of Georgia often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, dried fruit or cheese and sometimes also flavors of orange, nutty or non oak.

News from the vineyard of Georgia

Northern Rhône 2020: full report and top-scoring wines

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The Rully appellation seen by Felix Debavelaere

Felix Debavelaere, from Domaine Rois Mages mentions the different personnalities of the Rully appellation. It is not easy to put it in a single box, not only because it can be produced in red and white but also because the wines can show different characters according to where the vines are planted. This video is taken from the “Rendez-vous avec les vins de Bourgogne” program (February 2021). Our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BourgogneWines​ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bourgo ...

Serving Thanksgiving wine: Expert tips

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