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Oldest Wine Discovered in Georgia

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Wine lovers do not only look for news to know more about the sector. They also aspire to learn some curiosities. For example, we just discovered that the oldest wine in the world is about 8,000 years old. The latest excavations in Georgia shows that the first recorded winemaking activity took place during the Neolithic period, around 6,000 BC. It means 600 to 1,000 years before the time specialists previously thought.

About 50 kilometres out of Tbilisi, archaeologists were working in two Neolithic sites known as Gadachrili Gora and Shulaveris Gora. There, they excavated remains of ceramics used between 6,000 and 4,500 BC. Researchers believe this to be the oldest example of the domestication of a wild-growing Eurasian vine solely for the production of wine. Indeed, after analysing eight jars, they discovered millenary remnants of tartaric acid, a substance that enable them to affirm it contained wine.

The archaeological investigation led by the University of Toronto and the team of the National Museum of Georgia are the remains of two populations dating from the Neolithic, which began around 15.200 BC.

Furthermore, researchers explain that ceramic was ideal for the processing, storing and serving of fermented beverages and that it already existed in the Neolithic. Moreover, the team describes Near East societies where drinking and offering wine was important in many aspects of life (e.g. special celebrations, at a religious cult).

Finally, additional conclusions based on these remains declare that the Eurasian vine ‘Vitis vinifera’ abounded around the sites, being comparable to regions producing ‘premium’ wine such as contemporary Italy or Southern France.

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Our Wine Georgian Wine Saperavi Grand Cru Akhaoebi 2011 is a red wine made by Our Wine from Georgia.

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Our Wine Georgian Wine Rkatsiteli Grand Cru Tsarapi 2011, a white wine from the region of Georgia made of 2011 grapes.

The great wine Châteaux you should visit at least once

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Without any doubt, wine tourism attracts masses. But to entice the most eccentric ones, the knowledgeable and picky wine lovers, one have to find the best vineries. The ones where the most specialized details produce premium wines. As an example, we can start in France, where, no doubt, some of the best wines come to life. Here are 3 Châteaux from the most important wine regions:

  • Lafite-Rothschild: home of the legendary Rothschild family, it is the oldest Château of which we have records and it is a highly respected wine producer: it creates artworks and bottles. Like everything else, the vinery has had its ups and downs throughout its history, but they have managed to push their high-quality product forward. It was named “Leading Wine House” for the first time in 1855, and it still retains the title proudly today.
  • Angelus: Angelus has the status of “Premier Grand Cru Maison Class A”, for its vineyards consist of exceptional quality, not found in any other part of France. The vinery has a transparent and intact reputation. Fun fact: the name was obtained because the farmers of this group of vineyards amounted to listen to the angelic voices of the 3 churches that surround the area.
  • Margaux: the value of this Château Margaux has not only won for their wine bottles that can cost hundreds of euros, but also for its long tradition of the production, which began in the twelfth century. The Lestonnac family took over the business when it enjoyed great popularity just over 400 years ago and it has since become an icon in the field of oenology. However, it has not always been easy. They went through tough times during the French revolution until around 1870, when it was rescued by an ambitious marquis, putting the house back on the map, with its history and exclusivity.

If you plan to take a stroll through France, make sure you take the opportunity to tour 3 of the best Châteaux in the Gallic country and in the world!

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Carruades De Lafite 1998: a red wine from Pauillac that is made of petit verdot, cabernet franc, merlot and cabernet sauvignon of 1998 and has an alcoholic strength of 10.50%.

 

 

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Château Angélus 2013:  a red wine that is based on 2013 merlot, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc.