Fruit brandy not from grandma
Fresh, tart quince refresh the throat, that makes you wonder why you had to taste bad Obstler all those years. Not too sweet but balanced with a mild final grade. Could even give a good figure as a long drink with tonic.
Grape variety: Quitte
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.