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Georgian Wine Selected for Decanter’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations


Ramaz Nikoladze

Ramaz Nikoladze

Congratulations go to Ramaz Nikoladze for the selection of his Tsolikouri Nakhshirgele 2013 by Decanter.

According to http://news.hvino.com, the Tsolikouri Nakhshirgele 2013 was recommended by Caral Capalbo who wrote: “I love wines that make you question the status quo. This beautiful, amber-coloured white is made – as many of Georgia’s best wines are – in qvevri (large traditional clay vessels buried in the ground). Ramaz Nikoladze produces it from 100-year-old Tsolikouri vines in the Imereti hills of central Georgia, with three months of stem-free skin contact. The wine’s exotic notes of spice, apricots and tea ride with exciting energy to a finely tannic, elegant finale and go just wonderfully with food. Drink 2015-2017.”

Terry and I are so very pleased that a Georgian wine is receiving such high praise and included in Decanter’s 40th anniversary.

Tasting Tsolikouri with Ramaz in Georgia

Tasting Tsolikouri with Ramaz in Georgia

We visited with Ramaz and tasted his wines in his vineyard in 2013. At the time we tasted the Tsolikouri 2012 and wrote about it. “We also tasted Tsolikouri 2012 that was a gold color. This wine had skin contact for two months and was aged for 10 months in qvevri. The wine offered an aroma and taste of dried yellow fruit and floral notes. The finish had tannins and fruit with fruit yielding to floral notes.”

Tsolikouri 2012

Tsolikouri 2012

After our visit to Ramaz’s we wrote an article about Ramaz Nikoladze’s Wine Cellar in which we included information about the vineyards, harvest, and winemaking techniques. The article is available online.

Again congratulations to Ramaz!



  1. Posted October 24, 2015 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    Greetings and thanks for this posting. Correction: Please note our address is not vino.com, but Hvino.com. Therefore, in second paragraph the correct link should be http://news.hvino.com.

  2. Posted October 24, 2015 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    Thank you for letting me know about the error. The correction has been made to the article. Wishing everyone in Georgia a bright future. Cheers!

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