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Georgia, nestling against the backdrop of the Caucasus mountains in the foothills of the Caucasus mountains between the Black and Caspian seas, has produced wine for thousands of years and is the original birthplace or "cradle of wine". A large range of historic grape varieties, resulting in highly individual wines, which intrigue and delight the palate, makes Georgia unique as a contemporary wine producer. Wine is an integral part of Georgian culture and has engendered a lifestyle centred on conviviality, hospitality, a varied Mediterranean-style cuisine and an ancient choral tradition with unique tonal incantations. There is a long history of appreciation of the soil that has generated a rich viticulture, celebrated in the pure lyrical recitative harmonies of the "Orovela" or traditional ploughing song. In times past echoes of the "Orovela" were heard across the land, the solitary voice of a lone ploughman engaged in his work. Today the tradition is maintained largely in concert halls, linking modern-day Georgians with their forefathers. The Orovela is a grand wine, a sort of 1er cru Saperavi. The colour is typically opaque and the palate is exuberantly tasty and fruity bearing black mulberry, blackberry and cherry flavours and that characteristic Saperavi acidity. The tannins are pronounced yet velvety and oak maturation complements rather than detracts.
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