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|Style||Natural & Low|
|Grade/Grading||PDO Tsinandali (Protected Designation of Origin)|
|Grape Variety||100% Lucazitelli|
|Type of cork||Cork|
[About the wine].
Ripe. It has a complex bouquet of fruit, apricot, pear and quince, with hints of honey and dried nuts, soft and savory, rich in tannins, and a well-balanced body. It is a wine that pairs well with grilled pork, steak, poultry, and cheese.
In Georgia, earthenware vessels containing Rukatsiteli seeds dating back to 3000 BC have been found. Lukaziteli was popular even before the collapse of the Soviet Union, and at one time accounted for over 18% of all Soviet wine production. There, it is used to make everything from table wine to liqueurs to fortified wines like sherry, and was probably the most widely planted white wine grape in the world before President Gorbachev's vine withdrawal program.
The history of Lucazitelli cultivation dates back to 3000 BC.
About the Winery.
Chonaz Marani is a family owned and operated winery located in Kakheti, Georgia. Chonaz Marani is a family owned and operated winery in Kakheti, Georgia. The winery maintains a long tradition of "natural winemaking" and continues to produce wines using traditional Kakheti techniques passed down from generation to generation. The wines are produced from grapes grown in the family's own vineyards. The vineyards are managed according to bio-organic rules, and vineyard management, grape growing, winemaking, and bottling are all done by family members.
The grapes are carefully managed and nurtured by the family.
The Chonaz Marani vineyard is located in the village of Kurdgelauli, in the Tsinandali Conservation Area, at an altitude of 550 meters, and covers an area of 2 hectares. The grape varieties grown are those that are suitable for the nature of the land and the composition of the soil. Kakhetian Mtsvane, Lukaziteli, and Saperavi are grown, and the wines are made using the traditional Georgian winemaking method of kvevri. The Chonaz Marani brand has become very popular in Georgia and is exported to many countries in the US and Europe.
Winemaker Mikheil Chonishvili
In the Chonaz Marani vineyard, the vintage begins at the end of September. Before the start of the vintage, the ripeness of the grapes is checked and the best time for harvesting is chosen. The harvested grapes are transported from the vineyard to the cellar, where they are then pressed into kvevri using a special machine. Once fermentation is complete, the vats are closed and covered with sand from the ground or river until spring.
during the first ten days of April, we open the vats, taste the wine, and do a secondary analysis in the laboratory. At that time, we separate the chacha (grape skins and stems) from the wine and transfer the wine to a new, clean vat, where the wine is allowed to age naturally before bottling. The winemaking process is traditionally accompanied by Georgian polyphonic singing, which is an integral part of the family and is accompanied by wine tasting. Wine making is an integral part of family life. Winemaking is deeply rooted in family life.
Making wine with the family, accompanied by traditional Georgian songs
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