Another grape with same linguistic root, but genetically distinct from Saperavi, Otskhanuri Sapere is linked to Otskhana, a village in western Georgia. Otskhanuri Sapere grows only in the western part of the country, mostly in Racha-Lechkhumi and Imereti. Otskhanuri Sapere wines are of an intense ruby colour, and a distinctive flavour profile. Firmly structured and tannic, with high acidity, when young they exhibit nright flavours of cherries, forest fruit, plums and herbs. Grippy and toothsome when young, the wines peak after 10-15 yars of aging.