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This is part two of an epic battle between 
Georgia, the cradle of wine civilisation   Not the US state Рbut you already knew that and 
Chablis a French region a village and also a   Highly regulated wine style ranging from Petit to 
Chablis through Premiere Cru and those exclusive   Grand Cru РThe opponent ironically where French 
wine making techniques first came to Georgia……¬†¬† This historic Tsinandali Estate – the Georgians have¬†
voted, now it’s Part 2 and time for the French – ¬†¬† Stand by to see wine judging¬†
like you have never seen before As old as wine is competition and our competition 
is head to head Рkinda like Fight Club  Battle of the Wines Рok we are a competition but this is 
also a fun way to expand your wine universe¬†¬† Jerome, one of our ”Nominators” from France of course,¬†
will help explain these categorisations if you¬†¬† Watch his ”WineyPeople” profile – Jerome’s wine is¬†
the Domaine Garnier and Fils Chablis Premier Cru ¬†¬† Fourchaume 2015….Jerome’s opponent, the other ”Nominator”,¬†
is the charming Koka from Georgia and he’ll also¬†¬† Showcase some of the spanking new design of¬†
his recently opened hotel in the Georgian wine   Cradle of Kakheti Рthe terroir influenced by the 
famous Caucasus mountains Рahhhh spectacular! Koka is   Championing his wine Рa blend of five indigenous 
varietals: the Tsinandali Estate Natella 2017. Crafted by maker the self-effacing head winemaker 
David Maisuradze, ironically in the chateau where   French winemaking style came to Georgia in the 
1800s and they started using bottles If you want   To know more about Koka and Jerome, both have 
”WineyPeople” profiles on our YouTube channel¬†¬† Now, if you haven’t watched Part 1 of this battle,¬†
we suggest you do that first because here we go on¬†¬† The finale….The state of play and scores after Part 1…..
Six of the twelve valuable votes have been   Cast in the Georgian capital Tbilisi and while 
the Georgians liked Chablis Рparticularly experts   Tamuka and Nia Рthe Georgians really loved the 
Natella and Koka leads 4 to 2… Georgian wine¬†¬† Is better and the best one in Europe… whoa Tornike¬†– that’s a very big call French palates to come,¬†¬† So now to the second half of the judging and from¬†
no less than wine central Paris…Part 2 all the¬†¬† Details are on the ”Battle” card…Crunching it down –¬†
Koka’s local blend and Jerome’s single statement¬†¬† In Chardonnay – both Great Whites…. Remember, all the¬†
judging is blind – two unmarked glasses on the table¬†¬† And what fine stem ware it is…in France, the¬†
Battle of the Wines’ stem ware partner is Royal Glass….¬†¬† Their motto, true emotions a unique shape¬†
Also in use is the Coravin device, ensuring   That all wines are served in the absolute 
best conditions for this judgment in Paris¬†¬† Without further ado let’s meet our¬†
Parisians…Hi i’m Ana – I’m a French comedian My name is Nicholas Marcus – I’m the CEO of Royal¬†
Glass Рi was born in Auxerre which is close to Chablis   In Burgundy, so i would say from my probably 
first stage i start being in the wine environment¬†¬† Welcome to Enyaa….my name is Ka√Į – i opened this¬†
restaurant four years ago i used to be a banker¬†¬† Before…..So my name is Etienne – I’m working in Paris¬†
as a purchaser for Carefour….My name is Renaud¬†¬† Laurent – Renaud is my first name – I’m a sommelier¬†
I have been in somellier for the last 20 years and  

I created my own society named the Wine Officer 
What a lovely mix of Parisians – so what do they¬†¬† Think of the Natella from Georgia…. fruity but not¬†
very aggressive it’s like a very smooth actually Yeah that’s pretty good Find it quite aggressive not a lot but you feel¬†
the the alcohol a bit too much at the beginning¬†¬† To me….. quite ripe you find on the palate what you¬†
got on the nose that is to say a bit of exotic   Aromas but also yellow fruit white prune with a 
good balance….Wow i love the creaminess of this one¬†¬† Fruitiness as well….Nice balance, but is missing¬†
something uh in between i would say astringency¬†¬† And acidity….And the Chablis – Nicholas is actually¬†
from Chablis, so this should be familiar to him…So¬†¬† In a very perfect balance between acidity¬†
astringency and fruit this one very very¬†¬† Interesting it’s more a Chenin style -bright¬†¬† Minerality….Nice interesting white well¬†
balanced very easy to drink…. I’m perfect Is in burgundy well she’s good this one’s¬†
nice he’s a bit strong as well he’s good So while Ana thinks it over it’s decision¬†
time….To recap – Koka is leading four votes to two Yeah i think i’d rather this one My decision is this wine is the winner Vive¬†
la France! Like mother’s milk to Nicholas¬†¬† Tied at 4-all – well surely the French will¬†
choose their own? Four precious votes to come¬†¬† Difficult…..no pressure Ka√Į
Which one do i like? Ouch! Georgia leads Рthis one is probably 
a bigger white wine in in easy range   And it probably comes from the character of the 
terroir and i will choose this one….Boom Renaud! This one – Ana agrees…..Elodie the final Vote…Sacre bleu, a boilover the intrigue of the Georgian¬†
blend has seduced the Parisians – it’s a win to Koka¬† And Georgia…..Yes! Yes! – so that’s it i love Chablis,¬†
but thank you Natella wins today – that’s good¬†¬† That’s good…..Commiserations to Jerome and¬†
Xavier next time we advise the brothers   To bring your Grand Cru and not the 
Premiere Cru to the Battle of the Wines¬†¬† Always bring your best wines to the battle…..I have¬†
a feeling we will see these guys again Рso what did   The French think when they found out they picked 
a Georgian wine? Do they know where it’s from? This one is not French – lots of¬†
sun i would say let’s like dry¬†¬† Place but i would say maybe¬†
California…..South Africa…..Georgian Now that is just showing off¬†
Ka√Į…. Final word to Elodie So one ”Battle” down and the¬†
Natella moves on to the second round¬†¬† And next week another ”Battle”….Thanks to our¬†
friends partners Royal Glass and Nicholas Your rendition of La Marseillaise was 
as splendid as the Royal Glass stemware¬†¬† But not this week – it’s the¬†
Georgian flags that are fluttering Congratulations…..Subscribe and ring the bell for¬†
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