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Tibaani

Tibaani – is a dry white wine. It is characterized by a dark amber color, sort-specific aroma, well-defined and extracted bouquet, velvety taste and raisin tones. The wine is made the Rkatsiteli grape variety with total fermentation on the skins using traditional Kakhetian methods. The micro-zone is located in Shida Kakheti, the eastern part of the right side of the Alazani Valley.

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Kindzmarauli

Kindzmarauli – is a naturally semi-sweet red wine. The wine is characterized by a dark garnet red color, harmonious taste with full, velvety, delicate, pleasant sweetness, fruit tones and varietal aroma. The wine is made of Saperavi grape variety. The micro-zone is located in Shida Kakheti, Kvareli region.

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Kvareli

Kvareli – is a red white wine. It is characterized by dark red color, varietal aromas, balance and a distinctive bouquet. It is made of Saperavi grape variety, with complete fermentation with the must. The micro-zone is located in Kakheti, Kvareli region, on the left bank of the Alazani River.

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Tsinandali


Tsinandali – is a dry white wine. It is made wine grape varieties of Rkatsiteli and Kakhetian Mtsvane. The wine is characterized by its light straw color, and its harmonious, refined and developed bouquet and specific varietal aroma. The micro-zone is located in Kakheti region, on the right bank of the river Alazani.

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Khvanchkara

Khvanchkara – is a naturally semi-sweet red wine. It is characterized by a dark red color; harmonious taste; velvety, pleasant flavor; fruit tones and varietal aroma. Khvanchkara is a high-quality naturally semi-sweet red wine. It is made the Aleksandreuli and Mujuretuli grape varieties. The micro-zone is located in Racha, in the Ambrolauri district. 

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Kotekhi

Kotekhi – are white and red dry wines. The white wine is made of Rkatsiteli grape variety with complete fermentation of the must. It is characterized by a light straw color, varietal specific aromas, and pleasant taste. The red wine is made of Saperavi grape variety, with complete fermentation of the must. It is characterized by its red color and varietal aroma with pleasant velvety taste. The micro-zone is located in the middle stream of the Alazani River, on the right bank.

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Saperavi Khashmi

Brand name: "Khashmi Saperavi"
"Khashmi Saperavi" - is  red, dry wine.
"Khashmi Saperavi" should meet the following requirements:
Color - dark red, age-appropriate nuances;
Aroma and taste - flawless, microbiologically healthy, body-minded, velvety and harmonious, with distinctly expressed varietal aroma;
Factual volume of alcohol should not be less than 12%
Concentration of the reduced extract should not be less than 24 g / l;
Sweetness should be no more than 4 g / l;
Tartaric  acidity should not be less than 5 g / l;
Other features shall be in compliance with the requirements of the Georgian legislation.
The Khashmi micro-zone is located in the sub-zone of Kakheti,   Sagarejo administrative district, on the southwestern slope of the Tsiv-Gombori Range on the left bank of the river Iori, on the territory between the coordinates 41 ° 43 'north  latitude and 45 ° 10' east longitude.
The Khashmi micro zone includes the village Khashmi. The area of Khashmi micro-zone is 887 hectares.
"Khashmi Saperavi" should be produced only from the Saperavi grapes  variety harvested in the Khashmi micro-zone.
The grapes intended for the production of "Khashmi Saperavi" should be harvested only from vineyards planted in Khashmi micro-zone.
Grape processing and wine making should be carried out only in the borders of the Khashmi micro-zone, and the bottling is allowed outside the micro-zone on the territory of Georgia.
 "Khashmi Saperavi" is made through a complete alcoholic fermentation of dregs. In the production of "Khashmi Saperavi" it is allowed to use only the operations, materials and substances that are permitted by the Georgian legislation.
Bottling "Khashmi Saperavi" in consumer package is allowed since August 1 of the next year of vintage.
The human factor - cultivation of vineyards in Khashmi area is associated with the name of Queen Tamar.  Vineyards were cultivated here with her order by David Garejeli fathers . The local population has learnt  the rules of vineyard care and  wine-making very quickly and made quite high quality wine from Saperavi  grape variety.
In the village of Khashmi, together with  Kvarelashvili, Goqadze, Qarumidze and others, Qoqrashvili family have also contributed to the development of viticulture and winemaking, who were very experienced viticulturists   and winemakers. According to the  ethnographical researches of G. Sumbadze's (1962), one of the oldest cellars in the village of Khashmi belongs to Qoqrashvili. The ancestors' traditions were continued with dignify  by brothers - Zaur and Elishuk Qoqrashvili, who presented their family cellar Khashmi Saperavi, named by their  ancestors as "Devis Siskhla",  at the "The First Festival of Georgian Vine" in 2004, where they became winners and in 2005  "Devis Siskhla", Khashmi Saperavi – won the Silver Medal in international competition in Yalta.  
The wine quality was extremely highlighted here and it was successfully sold not only in  Georgia, but also  in the Russian Empire and Europe.
Currently small cellars are successfully developed  in Khashmi. "Jakelebi", "Artisan", Ketevan Duduashvili, Davit Berulava are the representatives of the family cellars of Khashmi, who regularly develop the quality of Khashmi Saperavi, participate in the annual "New Wine Festival" organized by Wine Club and the National Wine Agency and various exhibitions and competitions and are successful in this business.
"Khashmi Saperavi" is a very popular wine and has high reputation in Tbilisi and the whole Georgia.
Geographical location of Khashmi micro-zone, climate of the region. In foreign languages the name "Khashmi Saperavi" and the marking "Preserved Appellation Wines" on the  label, packaging, in addition in  wine accompanying documents and advertising materials will be as follows:
Latin font - Saperavi Khashmi
Protected Designation of Origin ან/და PDO
Russian font - Саперави Хашми
Защищённое наименование места происхождения

State control of the production specification and proper use of denomination will be carried out by LEPL - National Wine Agency according to the rule established by the Georgian legislation.

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Bolnisi

“Bolnisi”
Brand name: “Bolnisi” 
“Bolnisi” – is dry wine, can be white, amber, red or rosy. 
“Bolnisi” white should meet the following requirements: 
Color: - light beige;
Aroma and taste – flawless, gentle, soft, harmonious, cheerful, variegated flavor of this geographical area, flowering tones of the field, and the wine develops sharply expressed bouquet of fruit tones;
Factual volume of alcohol should not be less than 11%;
Concentration of the reduced extract should not be less than 16 g / l;
Sweetness should be no more than 4 g / l;
Tartaric  acidity should not be less than 4 g / l;
Other features shall be in compliance with the requirements of the Georgian legislation.
“Bolnisi” red should meet the following requirements: 
Color: - dark red;
Aroma and taste – flawless, bold, extractive, velvety, harmonious, variegated flavor of this geographical area, developed with a sharp expression bouquet of fruit tones;
Factual volume of alcohol should not be less than 11%;
Concentration of the reduced extract should not be less than 22 g / l;
Sweetness should be no more than 4 g / l;
Tartaric  acidity should not be less than 4 g / l;
Other features shall be in compliance with the requirements of the Georgian legislation.
“Bolnisi” rosy should meet the following requirements: 
Color: - dark rosy;
Aroma and taste – flawless, gentle, soft, harmonious, cheerful, variegated flavor of this geographical area, flowering tones of the field, and the wine develops sharply expressed bouquet of fruit tones;
Factual volume of alcohol should not be less than 11%;
Concentration of the reduced extract should not be less than 16 g / l;
Sweetness should be no more than 4 g / l;
Tartaric  acidity should not be less than 4 g / l;
Other features shall be in compliance with the requirements of the Georgian legislation.
“Bolnisi” amber should meet the following requirements: 
Color: - dark amber;
Aroma and taste – complex, well-expressed varietal flavor with fruit tones, shaped, energetic, extractive, velvet well-developed bouquet;
Factual volume of alcohol should not be less than 12%;
Concentration of the reduced extract should not be less than 22 g / l;
Sweetness should be no more than 4 g / l;
Tartaric  acidity should not be less than 4 g / l;
Other features shall be in compliance with the requirements of the Georgian legislation.

The Bolnisi micro-zone is located in Kvemo Kartli,   Bolnisi municipality at the height of 570 m above the sea level on the territory between the coordinates 40° 10∋ –41° 45∋'north  latitude and 43° 28∋ – 44° 45∋east longitude.

"Bolnisi" white and amber should be made only from the following grape varieties planted in Bolnisi micro-zone: “Saperavi”, “Tavkveri”, “Shavkapito”and “Asuretuli Shavi”. 

"Bolnisi" red  should be made only from the following grape varieties planted in Bolnisi micro-zone: “Rkatsiteli”, “Chinuri” and “Goruli Mtsvane”.

"Bolnisi" rosy should be made only by processing colorful wine grape varieties harvested  in the Bolnisi micro-zone, white grapes fermented in red grapes or mixing white and red wines.

Grape processing and wine making should be carried out only in the borders of the Bolnisi micro-zone, and the bottling is allowed outside the micro-zone on the territory of Georgia.
In the production of "Bolnisi"  is allowed to use only the operations, materials and substances that are permitted by the Georgian legislation.

The human factor –Artifacts found in  Bolnisi region, samples of monuments, cultural monuments, ethnographic sources, literature sources, folk sayings inform us about high professional level of viticulture and winemaking of the ancient times. Grape stones found at the archaeological excavations of Bolnisi "Arukhlo",  dates back to VI century BC. Historical materials found in  one of the monasteries in Bolnisi claim, that in Bolnisi, at the time of Queen Tamar, white, green and black-red grapes were harvested separately and wine was made from them. 
In the 50s of the 50s of the last century, viticulture was given a great place for the Bolnisi region's economy, vineyards were renewed in Bolnisi and villages.
Today, Bolnisi wine factory works really successful Bolnisi, where high-quality wine brand spirit is produced, which is mainly sold in EU countries.

Special rules for labeling
The name "Bolnisi" and marks the "Preserved Appellation Wines" on the  label, packaging, in addition in  wine accompanying documents and advertising materials will be as follows:
Latin font - "Bolnisi" or "Bolnisi Wine", Protected Designation of Origin and / or PDO
Protected Designation of Origin or/and PDO
Russian font - "Болниси" or "Болнисcкое Вино", Защищённое наименование места происхождения 

State control of the production specification and proper use of denomination will be carried out by LEPL - National Wine Agency according to the rule established by the Georgian legislation.




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