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Vino di Anna 2014 Qvevri wines

Three Qvevri wines were made in 2014, all principally from old vine Nerello Mascalese grown on the north face of Mt Etna. In 2014 we buried 6 Georgian qvevris that had been handmade by one of the few remaining Qvevri makers, Zaaliko Bodjadze. He lives near the village of Makatubani, about two hours west of Tbilisi, sourcing the clay high in the Caucasus Mountains.

Qvevri 2014

 

The Vino di Anna “Qvevri” 2014 wine is a blend of wines made in numerous qvevris. Old-vine Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante were hand harvested and destemmed into several qvevris. Fermentation was conducted by indigenous yeasts. Upon completion the qvevris were closed and left to macerate. The wines were macerated for different lengths of time depending on the vineyard and grapes. After pressing the wines were blended and returned to the qvevris until bottling in September 2015. The wine was bottled without fining or filtering.

Floral and expressive in the nose, this wine has a fine, textural structure. Morello cherries are coupled with cherry blossom. The palate is taut, complex and long.


Q1000 “Tataraci”

 

The Q1000 “Tataraci” wine is made from a single, individual vineyard located in the contrada “Tataraci” at 1000 metres above the town of Randazzo. Old bush vines of Nerello Mascalese and Alicante (Grenache) were hand harvested and destemmed into a 1000 litre qvevri. Fermentation was by indigenous yeasts. The qvevri was closed and macerated for 4 months. It was then pressed and placed in a smaller qvevri until bottling in September 2015 without fining or filtering.

A distinct purple colour, this wines smells and tastes of blueberries and red currants. It has mouth-watering acidity, a juicy structure and fine, feminine tannins.


Qvevri “Don Alfio” 2014

 

The third qvevri wine to be made from the “Don Alfio” vineyard situated at 900 metres above the village of Rovitello. Nerello Mascalese was hand harvested from this 0.6 hectare vineyard. The grapes were 100% de-stemmed by hand into the qvevri. Alcoholic fermentation was conducted by indigenous yeasts. The qvevri was then closed and allowed to macerate for nearly 5 months. It was pressed and returned to qvevri until bottling in September 2015. The wine was neither fined nor filtered.

Displaying aromas of dark cherries and forest fruit with some savoury undertones, this well-structured wine is complex with a firm acidity and fine, austere tannins.


Vino di Anna Rosso “Qvevri” 2013

 

Our second Qvevri wine made in a 2,000 litre Georgian Qvevri. Nerello Mascalese was hand harvested from our “Don Alfio” vineyard located at 900 metres above Rovitello. The fruit was 100% de-stemmed by hand into the Qvevri. Alcoholic fermentation lasted just over two weeks followed by malolactic fermentation. The Qvevri was then closed and the grapes were left to macerate until April 2014. The resultant wine was pressed and put in an old oak cask until bottling in September 2014. No SO2 was added. The wine was neither fined nor filtered prior to bottling.

Floral and expressive in the nose, this wine has a fine, textural structure. Morello cherries are coupled with cherry blossom. The palate is taut, complex and long.