Ori Marani

Proprietor: Bastien Warskotte and Nino Gvantseladze
Founded: 2017
Website: Ori Marani Winery
Country Location: Georgia

“Where two cultures with their sensitivities meet to give birth to authentic wines “



Bastien Warskotte and Nino Gvantseladze
Bastien Warskotte and Nino Gvantseladze

The People

Established in 2017 by husband and wife Bastien Warskotte and Nino Gvantseladze, Ori Marani is a small family-owned winery located in the village of Igoeti in the Shida Kartli region, Georgia.

Originally from Champagne, Bastien was raised in a family of winegrowers. Fascinated about wines, he graduated from the University of Burgundy and went to work in France and around the world gaining experience and knowledge in wineries in Bordeaux, Provence, Australia, South Africa or Canada. Nino is is the winery's general manager and the main reason for the creation and location of Ori Marani.

Ori Marani means in Georgian "2 wineries", a wink to the 2 countries France and Georgia but also for the 2 winemaking influences. The wines are made in Qvevri and in old French oak barrels providing a unique identity to the wines. Ori Marani’s primary focus is the artisanal production of sparkling wines as well as a limited amount of still wines.


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Vineyards

The grapes are sourced from small grower’s vineyards who prioritize organic practices and attention to details. The grapes come from Kakheti, Shida Kartli, and Imereti. In Kakheti, the 35 years old vineyard is owned by a member of Nino’s family and located at an altitude of 450 meters in the village of Chumlaki on the right bank of the Alazani River. The soil, made of light clay and loam, gives a lot of power and freshness to the wines. In Shida Kartli, grapes come from the village of Lamiskana and Ateni. Lamiskana is nestled in a small valley where grapes mature slowly and keep a lot of freshness. Soil are made of limestone and clay. The village of Ateni is located in a gorge at an altitude of 700m. This very cool climate environment is perfectly suited for sparkling wines. Soil are made of heavy loam and light clay with alluvial rocks. In Imereti, the grapes come from the village of Rupoti, near Terjola where the limestone soil provides a lot of richness to the wines.


In the marani: qvevris and neutral oak barrels
In the marani: qvevris and neutral oak barrels

Winemaking

Grapes are hand harvested and fermented with native yeast in order to preserve the terroir identity. Depending on the wines, fermentation takes place either in Qvevri or in old oak barrels, sometimes both. All the wines are aged on their lees to add texture and aromas. Minimal amount of sulphur is used before fermentation and at bottling. The wines are unfined and unfiltered in order to keep them as pure as possible.

Wines:

Ori Marani
Exile On Caucasus

2017
Made from 100% Rkatsiteli,. Amber wine fermented on skins in Qvevri with nati... more >
$29.95  
Ori Marani
Revoir Un Printemps

2017
A blend of 80% Aladasturi 20% Tsitska fermented in Qvevri and aged in old Fre... more >
$26.95   Sold out