5 best Georgian semi-sweet wines
11 May, 2017
5 best Georgian semi-sweet wines
Typically, Georgia has always been home to dry wines and this tradition maintained to his day. Sweet and semi-sweet wines are less popular in our country and arguably, their production might be linked to Russian influence.

It is a well-known fact that sweet wines are most popular in Slavic countries and western Europeans, like Georgians, prefer dry wines. Another interesting fact is that Georgian bottled sweet wines are mainly sold in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. This is another proof that the Slavic people love sweet wines.

Today, in Georgia, there is a quite big choice of sweet wines and this trend is increasing every year. So, we want to present to you 5 best types of Georgian
semi-sweet wines which we think have to be tasted by wine-lovers.

1. Usakhelauri from Lechkhumi region of western Georgia is undoubtedly the most popular semi-sweet wine in this country and it is also the most expensive Georgian wine. It is characterized by beautiful ruby or ripe pomegranate color, pure-bred aroma, enjoyable sweetness and harmonious mixture of constituents.

2. Khvanchkara is an appellation of origin. This is a controlled, high-quality red semi-sweet wine. It is produced in Racha region of western Georgia, from Mujuretuli and Aleksandrouli grapes. "Khvanchkara" has dark-ruby color, harmonious, velvety, delicate, pleasant sweetness as well as fruit flavor.

3. Akhasheni
is made of Saperavi grapes in Kakheti and is a highest-quality red, naturally semi-sweet wine. "Khvanchkara" has dark-ruby color, harmonious, velvety, delicate, pleasant sweetness as well as fruit flavor.

4. Tvishi
, like Usakhelauri, is produced in Lechkhumi.
Tvishi (an appellation of origin) is a very high-quality semi-sweet white wine. It is made of Tsolikouri grapes and has a pale straw color, harmonious taste, fruit flavor and pleasant sweetness.

5. Ojaleshi is a Megrelian wine made of the eponymous grapes. It is a red semi-sweet wine of Colchian type, spread mainly in Martvili, Tsalenjikha and Chkhorotsku municipalities. There is also a Lechkhumian (Orbeluri) Ojaleshi, which is a completely different type but also makes a very good red semi-sweet wine.

Source: Allwine.ge


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