(2021) Made from just one of the 525 indigenous Georgian grape varieties found on Baia’s Wine estate in the village of Obcha, the Otskhanuri Sapere made in qvevri with skins, where fermentation starts spontaneously. Once fermentation was complete the skins were removed before further ageing. The most vivid dark purple, staining the sides of the glass, this has intense raisin and plum fruit that is dark, liquoricy and meaty. In the mouth this is dry, Indian inky and mouth-filling. It has the youthful punch of its concentrated fruit and tannin (maybe a high quality, unoaked Nero d'Avola as some sort of comparison?). Would be an interesting wine to taste again in a couple of years.