Top 100 white wines of Georgia

Discover the top 100 best white wines of Georgia as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the white 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: Saperavi

Originally from Georgia - Kakhetie region - where it has been cultivated for a long time. This variety is found in many countries such as Russia, Bulgaria, the Caucasus and Crimean republics, etc. Care should be taken not to confuse it with others, which are admittedly quite similar, but which bear the name Saperavi, generally followed by another name. In France, the "real Saperavi" is practically unknown, it is however registered since November 2012 in the Official Catalogue of wine grape varieties list A1.

Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Georgia

white wines from the region of Georgia go well with generally quite well with dishes of sweet desserts, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish such as recipes of birthday cake, salmon and avocado chirashi or chicken maffé (africa).

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Georgia

On the nose in the region of Georgia often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, ginger or salt and sometimes also flavors of hay, oaky or tropical.

News from the vineyard of Georgia

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