The origins of winemaking can be traced back to Georgia, the little country lying between the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains where wine has been made for the past eight thousand years. Their ancient method, still in use today, is to ferment the grapes, along with their stalks, skins and pips, in large, handmade terracotta vessels known as qvevri that are buried in the ground for natural temperature control.
The resulting tannins are high in antioxidants, acting as nature’s preservative for the wine.
Spice Route’s qvevri wine has been made in these same containers, hand-crafted in Georgia and carefully shipped across the world. Our winemaker, Charl du Plessis,makes this delicious wine in the same ancient style that he learned in Georgia,using only naturally-present wild yeasts and minimal intervention.
Enjoy this natural expression of the grapes and consume within two days of opening.
Straw yellow with an orange tinge in the glass. Notes of peach, spices and bruised apple on the nose with hints of paw paw and nuts. Citrus on the palate with a fresh acidity and broad tannins giving texture to the wine.