Schuchmann Pirosmani 2018 Kakheti GeorgiaRegular price $14.00
This winery sees sustainability as both an environmental and economic goal, naming their off dry red after a Georgian painter whose paintings of rural life only earned acclaim posthumously, having spent his own in poverty.
This is a fruit-forward expression of Saperavi, a nice balance of the pomegranate-like extraction this red-fleshed grape is known for softened with cherry and plum notes. Only kvevri and stainless-steel aging, so the tannins are fairly soft.
FOOD: smoked duck, grilled buffalo burgers, spicy tempeh sandwich, sweet potato and kale salad, pizza!