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At present company owns 5,5 hectares of vineyards, located in Kakheti Region, in the historically well-known Kardanakhi and Bakurtsikhe viticulture micro zone’s best terroirs, named as “Tsarapi”, “Akhoebi”, ”Uroebi” and “Chortauli”.
These terroirs are located in Alazani river gorge, on the Northern slopes of Gombori mountain ridge, 320-400 meters above sea level and have eastern exposition. The soil is carbonated and humus. Climate – Kardanakhi and Bakurtsikhe villages are situated on the edge of subtropical and subcontinental climate zones. The climate is temperate and damp, with mild winter and hot summer. Atmospheric precipitations mainly fall on May and early June and late October. Significant element of microclimate is the nighttime fresh breeze blows coming from Gombori forestry mountains. Average number of sunny days per year are enough for grapes vegetation and ripening.
Company grows only autochthonous grapes varieties: white Rkatsiteli, Khikhvi, Kakhuri Mtsvane end Goruli Mtsvane and red Saperavi. Rkatsiteli, Goruli Mtsvane and Saperavi are used as a basic varieties in wine-making. Khikhvi and Kakhuri Mtsvane are mostly used as a blending material, though Company is planning to increase the growing of these varieties. Ages of vineyards vary from 20 to 60 years. Density of stumps varies from 3,600 to 4,800 stumps per 1 hectare. Vineyards are not irrigating. We use double Guyot method of vine training, which takes place in late February. We plough the soil and manure it every 5th year using limited organic fertilizers. Since 2009 we use biodynamic method of vineyard nursing (before it was bio- method). The yield is controlled and does not exceed 5 tons per hectare. Spraying is minimized, without any systemic chemicals. Almost 100% of vine-growing process are made by hand.
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