The Saperavi vine is the Georgian red grape par excellence. Even its flesh is red and the color spectrum ranges from pinkish red to night-black. No other red grape is cultivated so frequently in Georgia and can be interpreted so differently by wine growers. In our Kathetian collection you can play this liquid keyboard up and down with pleasure...
Grape variety: Saperavi
Wine type: Rotwein
Vintage: 2017, 2018, 2019
Wine grower: Giorgi Tsirghvava & Mamuka Tsiklauri ("DoReMi")
Alcoholic content: 12,5 - 15 %
Allergens: enthält Sulfite
Importeur: Kovacs-Gokieli und Seitz GbR, Pfalzburger Str. 33, D-10717 Berlin, Deutschland
Bottler: siehe Einzelprodukt
Mamuka Tsiklauri and Giorgi Tsirghvava are the founders and winemakers of DoReMi. They have known each other since childhood, were classmates and are still close friends today. Giorgi studied economics and is active in the real estate business. Mamuka, in contrast, is an actor, who has not been practicing this profession for many years, but earns his living in the construction business.
Probably it was this inner feeling of moving something really important in life, which both of them lacked, that after a night of carousing and philosophizing they finally asked themselves whether they should let their family wine roots grow and prosper in a professional direction.
Of course, their parents and grandparents had always produced honest and simple homemade wines for their own use throughout their lives, using the modest vine yields of their own garden.
So Georgi and Mamuka combined their respective family knowledge with their own experience of wine making and founded DoReMi. Why the name? Because it sounds musically beautiful and, contrary to their difficult to pronounce surnames, is easy to remember.
In 2014 the first bottles were professionally bottled and presented to a wider range of wine lovers both within Georgia and in distant countries such as the USA, Japan or Australia. The international interest became a motivator for Mamuka and Giorgi and drove them to further experiments and discoveries.
Meanwhile DoReMi produces more than 10 different amber, white and red wines of different grape varieties from Kakheti, Kartli and Imereti.
The wines can be divided into two main characteristics: firstly, the Kathetian wines, in which fermentation and maturation in Qvevri are accompanied by 6 months of maceration as standard, which gives the wines a particularly clear expression of its body and energy. On the other hand, the inland wines from Kartli and Imereti, which are more characterized by their delicacy and aromas of fruit and floral tones.