Khikhvi Blend 2014
Naotari
Georgia Chikaani - Kakheti
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About Wine
Koba Kvatchrelishvili produces just over 3,000 bottles from his 3 hectares of sustainably grown and organically farmed vineyards. Koba has a background in modern winemaking, but he is a die hard fanatic for traditional natural Georgian qvevri wine; a tradition that he learned from his grandfather and now passes on to his sons and grandsons. Naotari is the culmination of a life dream to cultivate is own family vineyard and have enough to bottle and share with the world. Koba has only 0.2 hectares of Khikhvi, a rare and special Georgian varietal, and so this field blend is of Khikhvi, Rkatsiteli and Kisi of which only 1,500 bottles were produced. Koba, uses only naturally occurring sulfites and does not filter his wine. Naotari represents the latest in authentic Georgian qvevri amber wines to discover in the US.
Wine Making & Technical Details
Grapes: 20% Khikhvi, 40% Kisi, 40% Rkatsiteli
Fermentation: Qvevri
Maceration: 6 months
Yeast: Wild/Airborne
Sulfites: Low
Filtration: Unfiltered
Production: 1,500 bottles
Tasting Notes
A lovely amber hue in the glass with a touch of intentional cloudiness. Ripe stone fruits, wild flower aromas meet the nose, followed by flavors mix of apple peel, sweet spices, hazelnut. Acidity runs through out as you finish dry with firm slightly chalky tannin. A food lovers delight.
Food Pairing
• Roast Chicken and Apples
• Chakapuli (Lamb, tarragon and cilantro stew, look it up! Thank us later)
Points of Distinction
• Natural Qvevri Wine
• Unfiltered and Low Sulfite
• Authentic Kakhetian Style Amber Wine
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