Cheering with cornel cherries
The cornel cherry is sour, usually brings out unproductive production, ripens unevenly and is therefore very difficult to harvest. The entire production process is therefore an art in itself, where mashing is of particular importance. But all the work is worth it: the floating lightness of the first drop on the tongue, followed by a fine tart fruit note and the aromatic-mild, very long finish are a truly "spiritual" pleasure experience.
Grape variety: Kornelkirsche
Wine type: Obstbrand
Region: Zugdidi (Samegrelo)
Wine grower: Joachim Tränkle ("Fredericus Secundus")
Alcoholic content: 42.0 %
Importeur: Kovacs-Gokieli und Seitz GbR, Pfalzburger Str. 33, D-10717 Berlin, Deutschland
Bottler: Manana Tränkle, Fredericus Secundus, Shengeliastr. 12, 2100 Kolchida-Zugdidi, Georgia
The Distillery Fredericus Secundus was founded in 2014 in Zugdidi (Samegrelo). As so often, love was a driving force in the game. Joachim Tränkle, a German emigrant, with his Georgian wife Manana leads this distillery, in which Georgian passion and German penchant for perfection unite and thus tie in with the long history of German-Georgian relations. Already two hundred years ago Germans lived in Georgia who knew how to use their knowledge of distilling in the availability of so many fruits. In this sense, the two continue an old tradition, combining old manufacturing techniques with modern technology. Only fruits from the neighborhood or neighboring villages are used which are harvested ripe and have short transport routes, so that more 'organic' is hardly possible, however it is not yet certified. Joachim is currently distilling fruit brandies from quince, persimmon, feijoa, pear, apple and cornelian cherry and produces probably the first organic gin in Georgia. It is Joachim's natural claim to transfer the smell and taste of each fruit to the distillate without using any essences or additives.