In the middle of Alazani Valley, lies Kakheti’s largest and most important city, Telavi. Just outside the city is where TELAVI WINE CELLAR was founded in 1915. For nearly a century, we have blended innovation with a sense of history, keeping faithful to the noble traditions of Kakhetian winemaking, while adapting to modern methods to produce wines that would please the most refined, and discerning global palate. The wines of TELAVI WINE CELLAR embody the personality and diversity of Georgian viticulture and highlight our determination to present the best of our diverse local grape varieties and distinguished terroir.
In the magnificent environment of the ALAZANI RIVER VALLEY stretching from northwest to southeast, 110km between the Great Caucasus and Tsiv-Gombori mountain ranges, lays the ancient winemaking land of KAKHETI, with its oenological traditions, history and the largest and most diverse area in Georgia for quality winemaking. 22,500 hectares of vineyards, at altitudes of 250-650 m above the sea level, are divided equally between white and red varieties, contain seven of the most important Specific Viticulture Areas or SVA’s (or AOC as the French would say). On the right bank of Alazani you will find Tsinandali, Vazisubani, Akhasheni and Mukuzani, while Napareuli, Kvareli and Kindzmarauli nestle in the picturesque foothills of Great Caucasus at the left bank of Alazani River. These appellations are internationally recognized for the production of elegant whites and profound and complex reds, dry and semi sweet.
Grapes for Marani Tvishi are hand-picked at the optimum of their maturity at the end of October, beginning of November. Softly de-stemmed grapes are cooled down to 4-6°C and then gently pressed in the pneumatic press. Later, the settled and clear juice starts fermenting slowly at precisely controlled temperature (15°C) in stainless steel tanks. When the fermenting juice reaches optimum sugar/acidity balance, fermentation is stopped by cooling, in order to retain the natural sweetness and freshness of the wine. Afterwards wine is kept cold at around 0°C before bottling.
Light golden color with greenish reflection. Quince, pineapple and mint aromas, with subtle scents of honeysuckle and apricot. Beautifully fresh and zesty palate, with notes of quince and pear.