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Typical Characteristics of Saperavi variety Been Identified

The basic typical organoleptic characteristics (markers) of Georgia’s Saperavi variety have been identified by Georgian Sommelier Association with the support of National Wine Agency and Wine Laboratory Ltd.

Within the frames of the International Sommelier Association (A.S.I.) 49th General Assembly held in Tbilisi, was arranged International Session of organoleptic identification of main aromatic and taste characteristics (markers) of Saperavi – “Saperavi Grand Tasting”.

More than 200 professionals participated in the session: the full members of the Georgian Sommelier Association, the leading Georgian oenologists, the Presidents of National Sommelier Associations of 63 countries and the best sommeliers of the World and Europe of different years. More than 70 samples of the country’s best Saperavis were presented. The results were summarized recently.