The name comes from a Georgian tale in which the hero claims that only a wine beyond measure could make a pheasant cry tears of joy. Quite soon I hope to be hosting National Saperavi Awareness Day. Join me.
Another Turton Wines Georgian sounds more hardcore. I may well return to test my tastebuds on Pheasant’s Tears Saperavi Living Black Wine 2007 (£17.95). It’s organic, aged again in clay vessels, lined with organic beeswax.