Bolnisi


“Bolnisi”
Brand name: “Bolnisi” 
“Bolnisi” – is dry wine, can be white, amber, red or rose. 
“Bolnisi” white should meet the following requirements: 
Color: - light beige; 
Aroma and taste – flawless, gentle, soft, harmonious, cheerful, variegated flavor of this geographical area, flowering tones of the field, and the wine develops sharply expressed bouquet of fruit tones;
Factual volume of alcohol should not be less than 11%;
Concentration of the reduced extract should not be less than 16 g / l;
Sweetness should be no more than 4 g / l;
Tartaric  acidity should not be less than 4 g / l;
Other features shall be in compliance with the requirements of the Georgian legislation.
“Bolnisi” red should meet the following requirements: 
Color: - dark red;
Aroma and taste – flawless, bold, extractive, velvety, harmonious, variegated flavor of this geographical area, developed with a sharp expression bouquet of fruit tones;
Factual volume of alcohol should not be less than 11%;
Concentration of the reduced extract should not be less than 22 g / l;
Sweetness should be no more than 4 g / l;
Tartaric  acidity should not be less than 4 g / l;
Other features shall be in compliance with the requirements of the Georgian legislation.
“Bolnisi” rose should meet the following requirements: 
Color: - dark rose;
Aroma and taste – flawless, gentle, soft, harmonious, cheerful, variegated flavor of this geographical area, flowering tones of the field, and the wine develops sharply expressed bouquet of fruit tones;
Factual volume of alcohol should not be less than 11%;
Concentration of the reduced extract should not be less than 16 g / l;
Sweetness should be no more than 4 g / l;
Tartaric  acidity should not be less than 4 g / l;
Other features shall be in compliance with the requirements of the Georgian legislation.
“Bolnisi” amber should meet the following requirements: 
Color: - dark amber;
Aroma and taste – complex, well-expressed varietal flavor with fruit tones, shaped, energetic, extractive, velvet well-developed bouquet;
Factual volume of alcohol should not be less than 12%;
Concentration of the reduced extract should not be less than 22 g / l;
Sweetness should be no more than 4 g / l;
Tartaric  acidity should not be less than 4 g / l;
Other features shall be in compliance with the requirements of the Georgian legislation.
 
The Bolnisi micro-zone is located in Kvemo Kartli,   Bolnisi municipality at the height of 570 m above the sea level on the territory between the coordinates 40° 10∋ –41° 45∋'north  latitude and 43° 28∋ – 44° 45∋east longitude.
 
"Bolnisi" white and amber should be made only from the following grape varieties planted in Bolnisi micro-zone: “Rkatsiteli”, “Chinuri” and “Goruli Mtsvane”.
 
"Bolnisi" red  should be made only from the following grape varieties planted in Bolnisi micro-zone: “Saperavi”, “Tavkveri”, “Shavkapito”and “Asuretuli Shavi”. 
 
"Bolnisi" rose should be made only by processing colorful wine grape varieties harvested  in the Bolnisi micro-zone, white grapes fermented in red grapes or mixing white and red wines.
 
Grape processing and wine making should be carried out only in the borders of the Bolnisi micro-zone, and the bottling is allowed outside the micro-zone on the territory of Georgia.
In the production of "Bolnisi"  is allowed to use only the operations, materials and substances that are permitted by the Georgian legislation.
 
The human factor –Artifacts found in  Bolnisi region, samples of monuments, cultural monuments, ethnographic sources, literature sources, folk sayings inform us about high professional level of viticulture and winemaking of the ancient times. Grape stones found at the archaeological excavations of Bolnisi "Arukhlo",  dates back to VI century BC. Historical materials found in  one of the monasteries in Bolnisi claim, that in Bolnisi, at the time of Queen Tamar, white, green and black-red grapes were harvested separately and wine was made from them. 
In the 50s of the 50s of the last century, viticulture was given a great place for the Bolnisi region's economy, vineyards were renewed in Bolnisi and villages.
Today, Bolnisi wine factory works really successful Bolnisi, where high-quality wine brand spirit is produced, which is mainly sold in EU countries.
 
Special rules for labeling
The name "Bolnisi" and marks the "Preserved Appellation Wines" on the  label, packaging, in addition in  wine accompanying documents and advertising materials will be as follows:
Latin font - "Bolnisi" or "Bolnisi Wine", Protected Designation of Origin and / or PDO
Protected Designation of Origin or/and PDO
Russian font - "Болниси" or "Болнисcкое Вино", Защищённое наименование места происхождения 
 
State control of the production specification and proper use of denomination will be carried out by LEPL - National Wine Agency according to the rule established by the Georgian legislation.