Red Wine Koncho Kvareli 2019. It is recommended to decant it for an hour and half. Located in the Kakheti region of Georgia, close to the lush valley of the Alazani river, the Koncho & Co winery is part of the JSC Corporation Kindzmarauli and managed by the Konchoshvili family who has been in charge of it since the 19th century. The 30 hectares of vineyards benefit from a very favorable location, with a peculiar microclimate and soil made primarily of black schist which is particularly suitable for the production of high-quality wines. Saperavi grapes for the Koncho & Co Kvareli are selected and hand-picked from plants that have an average age of about 35 years in the Kvareli wine area, on black schist soil. After fermentation on the lees for 3 weeks, the wine is left to mature, once again on the lees, before being aged in barrique for 12 months. The wine displays a deep red color and fragrant aromas of wild berries, dried plum, and black currant followed by delicate notes of vanilla and cloves. The taste is full and complex and well balanced by a remarkable freshness. It is excellent with sheep or goat meat and aged cheeses.
Red Wine Koncho Kvareli 2019
Red Wine Koncho Saperavi Qvevri 2019. Led by the Konchoshvili family, the Georgian winery Koncho & Co is located in the Kvareli appellation of Kakheti in an area surrounded by beautiful forests and mountains that provide protection from rain and wind, generating an extremely favorable microclimate for quality viticulture. Here, the soil, rich in black schist, creates wines characterized by good structure and a marked minerality. The grapes of the native Saperavi vine are harvested manually and vinified according to the traditional method in terracotta pots locally called Qvevri. Fermentation is spontaneous, without the addition of any additives, and the wine is then aged in oak barrels for 12 months Koncho Saperavi Qvevri is a delicately structured and powerful wine with a lovely pomegranate color. On the nose, it is characterized by perfumes of aromatic herbs and fresh and ripe red berries, with the final addition of some gentle oaky notes. On the palate, this splendid wine is fruity and velvety with a marked freshness that makes it very drinkable and food-friendly. Try it with grilled meat (especially beef or lamb), with a tasty Bolognese lasagna or with Moussaka.
Red Wine Kosta Browne Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019. Decant 1 hour before serving. Founded in 1997 in the charming town of Sebastopol in Sonoma County, Kosta Browne produces some of California’s finest Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. In total the winery has featured on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines” list seven times since 2005. Led by talented winemaker Julien Howsepian, the enology team crafts exquisite wines from cool climate vineyards spread across the Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, Santa Rita Hills, and Santa Lucia Highlands. They source fruit from trusted partner growers as well as the 170 acres of vineyards which the winery owns or leases. This magnificent Sonoma Coast Pinot is created from fruit from both northern and southern parts of the appellation which gives it greater complexity and balance. After vinification in stainless steel tanks, part of the young wine is aged in French oak for up to 16 months. Deep notes of blueberry, dark cherry, and plum dominate on the nose, while the first sip reveals punchy tannins, a full body, and a solid core of rich ripe berries. This is a great robust red to pair with hearty game dishes or to enjoy alongside beef stews or roast lamb.