Some interesting ideas about amber wines

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USA orange wine

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Besides Italy and Georgia, Slovenia and Croatia also make orange wines, and over the last five years, adventurous winemakers in the United States have gotten in on the action. “People making orange wines, by their nature, are more experimental,” says William Allen, winemaker and owner of Sonoma County’s Two Shepherds winery. Allen himself made orange wine from a blend of Roussanne and Marsanne grapes in 2011. He even makes an orange-style wine from a grey grape called Trousseau Gris—it looks like a rosé but tastes like an orange wine.

http://news.hvino.com/2014/10/a-guide-to-orange-wine.html#more

Marani building

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Wine In Land – How it is Possible?

Gonna write some more about qvevri and Marani. I did not know that the land where one can put qvevri in the land and have marani should be special. According to Levan Jordjadze’s book, the land where one can put qvevri must be sandy black. It is very important becasue:

  • If there is much water in the land, than the wine loose the taste. It gonna have more water like rotten taste.
  • If qvevri is in red clay or lime land, than the wine gonna be bitter.
  • If the land is yellow clay type, the wine gonna be smelly.

Does not matter how good qvevry one has, if the land is not proper it will always affect the wine quality and taste that’s why it is VITAL to put qvevri in black sandy like land. However there are not so many places with black sandy land, people are doing this : they dig big pit, put inside special black sandy land and only after put qvevri inside. (not. one can not use sea sand!!!!).

For building marani, there are also several vital musts!!! There should not be high humidity, the place should be well winnowed but with few sun light in it.

Qvevri from Eastern Georgia

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Qvevri differ in their clay, which is always sourced locally. Remi’s clay comes from the Shuamta mountains, about 20 minutes away from his home. It is a dense clay with high lime content. He explained that lime is good because it is an antiseptic and has natural cleansing properties. The primary element to avoid in qvevri making is iron, which can impart bad flavors to wine.

http://christycanterbury.com/2014/09/08/the-near-lost-art-of-the-qveri-and-its-wines/

Trelab presented a poster about ongoing Qvevri research at the recent Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers annual meeting.

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Trelab presented a poster about ongoing Qvevri research at the recent Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers annual meeting.

via The Qvevri Project.

Characterization of Selected Organic and Mineral Components of Qvevri Wines

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Characterization of Selected Organic and Mineral Components of Qvevri Wines

via Characterization of Selected Organic and Mineral Components of Qvevri Wines.

Qvevri Project Home Qvevri Wine comes To Texas and the United States

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Qvevri Project Home.

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