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Kintauri

Wine culture has 8000 years of history in Georgia and a lot of historical, archaeological, ethnographical materials and manuscripts that prove that.

The history of wine was started in Neolith era and the most evidences about that were found in Georgia. In Kvemo Kartli, south from Tbilisi, in the valley of Marneuli, the archaeologists found several grape seeds from the VI millennium BC and they were classified as cultural variety „Vitis Vinifera Sativa“.

 

Some clay fragments were also discovered there, in the ancient ruins and wine acid signs were found on those fragments. Ancient signs of wine are also discovered in the ruins of the Neolith era close to Gori (Georgia).

 

These discoveries show that humans living there in VI-V millennia BC were already growing vine. In addition, clay jar fragments confirm that those wine-making activities were already well developed and the vine-growing process had been started in Georgia a long time ago.

 

Vine-growing was not hard for Georgians, as they did not need to bring vine plants from other places, as wild vine was always growing in the south Caucasus.

 

It is found to grow in Georgia even today. It is worth mentioning that, there are about 4000 vine species in the world, where more than 500 are from Georgia.

Vine and wine got even stronger role in Georgia after Christianity, as Holy Nino came into Georgia with the vine cross and wine began to be associated with the blood of Jesus. 

In Vani, near Kutaisi, during the archaeological excavations, a bronze man statue with wine horn in his hands, dating back to VII BC was found. This means that at that time not only wine-making, but also wine-drinking culture was already well developed in Georgia.

There are many ancient Greek, Persian and Georgian manuscripts about Georgian wine: Xenophon (V BC) writes that wine from Kolkheti (Georgia) was “fragrant and pleasant”.

Strabo (I BC) writes that vine was prevailed in Iberia (Georgia) and grape harvest was so big that the population could not consume it themselves.

“Georgia is the cradle of wine” - said Hugh Johnson, the famous English writer and wine expert, who led the opening of Vinopolis - the city of wine - a theme park for oenophiles in London in 1999.

Now In Stock

Vitlenwine Limited: acting as No1 importing wholesaler of Georgian wine in the United Kingdom, discover the opportunity to taste one of the greatest wine from Georgia. You can purchase boxes of 6 bottles Saperavi, Pirosmani, Tsinandali, Kindzmarauli, Mukuzani and Khvanchkara that can be delivered next day to your doorstep.

 

Next Day Delivery: place your order before 10:00am and receive your delivery next day by 8:00pm.

Ideal For: weddings, parties, corporate evenings, celebrations, festivals, carnivals, night clubs, wine bars, restaurants, shops, stores and wholesale.

Weekend: must be confirmed via contact@vitlenwine.com two days in advance

 
 

Mukuzani red dry (12​% Alc)

"Mukuzani" has a deep red colour. The wine has a complex bouquet, with prominent cherry aroma, overlaid by coffee and chocolate overtones. The initial palate is dominant by juicy and ripe cherry. Touch of vanilla, oak and smoky are perfectly combined with dense oily structure of the wine. Finish is supported by firm and well-shaped tannin.

Food Pairings: With poultry, pork and red meat

Harvest Period: September 2016

Grape Variety: 100% Saperavi

Region: Kakheti

​Saperavi red dry (12% Alc)

"Saperavi" has a deep red colour. The wine shows aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate with sprinkling of vanilla and spice. The initial palate is dominant by juicy and ripe cherry. Touch of vanilla, oak and smoky are perfectly combined with dense, oily structure of the wine. Finish is supported by firm and well-shaped tannin.

Food Pairings: Grilled and smoked meat, different cheeses

Harvest Period: September 2017

Grape Variety: 100% Saperavi

Region: Kakheti

Pirosmani red semi dry (11,5​% Alc)

"Pirosmani" wine has an intense ruby colour with violet hue, ripe blackberry and blackcurrant with the hints of prune. The wine is young and full-bodied, with dense sweet fruits, soft yet spicy with well balanced blackberry finish.

Food Pairings: Baked ham, sausages, pasta

Harvest Period: September 2017

Grape Variety: 100% Saperavi

Region: Kakheti

​Kindzmarauli red semi sweet (11% Alc)

"Kindzmarauli" has a purple red with inky hue along the rim. Crushed blackberry, damson, jam and spice are combined with the hint of floral aromas. Silky, complex initial palate leads to a full flavoured mid palate of overlaid notes of cherry, blackberry and prune. The wine is clean, fresh and balanced complexity with supple tannins and lingering finish.

Food Pairings: Desserts, rich fruit cake, spicy and soft cheeses

Harvest Period: September 2017

Grape Variety: 100% Saperavi

Region: Kakheti

Kvanchkara red semi sweet (11% Alc)

"Khvanchkara" has a light ruby colour. The wine has complex floral aromas of red fruit, dominated by strawberry and raspberry. The mouth is sweet and fresh, strawberry and sweet cherry are in balance with some almonds and herbal notes. The finish is well supported with light acidity and smooth tannins.


Food Pairings: Desserts, rich fruit cake, spicy and soft cheeses

Harvest Period: October 2017

Grape Variety: 50% Aleksandrouli 50% Mujuretuli

Region: Racha

Tsinandali white dry (12% Alc)

"Tsinandali" has a bright golden colour, intense and elegant floral fragrance with the touch of tropical fruit notes aromas and fully bodied. The aftertaste is buttery with lingering notes of melon and tropical fruits.

Food Pairings: As an aperitif, with grilled food, seafood, poultry and pork

Harvest Period: September 2016

Grape Variety: 80% Rkatsiteli 20% Mtsvane

Region: Kakheti

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Alazani Valley white semi sweet (11% Alc)

"Alazani Valley" has a bright pale greenish-yellow colour. It has an intriguing bouquet of toasted nuts and ripe apples with the touch of quince and melon. The taste is fresh with mild acidity and gently sweet and rounded with dominant notes of candied quince peel.

Food Pairings: Desserts, spicy asian cuisine

Harvest Period: September

Grape Variety: 90% Rkatsiteli 10% Mtsvane

Region: Kakheti

Alazani Valley red semi sweet (11% Alc)

"Alazani Valley" of red colour has a dark red with purple hues. Dominant blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry aromas. Fresh and fruity, still full bodied. Varietal notes followed from the nose are perfectly balanced by the complex and sweet finish.

Food Pairings: Desserts, spicy asian cuisine

Harvest Period: September

Grape Variety: 100% Saperavi

Region: Kakheti

Wines available now:
Kintauri-Georgian folk dance

A kinto in the old city of Tbilisi was a street merchant. But not just a businessman as we might think of them. He was a character such as might step out of a novel of the old world. He was creative, quick and humorous, always ready for a clever act. As a customer chose goods, the kinto took a silk shawl from his silver belt and used it as a kind of balance. In this dance there is an oriental sense of rhythm, extravagant dance steps and humorous and playful gestures. We find a delightful blend of slapstick and virtuosity in this colourful dance.

 
 

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