This dry, golden amphorae wine (6 months) comes from the region of Samegrelo, West Georgia
Grape (local almost extinct grape variety) Tsolikauri
Origin West Georgia, Mukhuri, Mingrelia
Vineyard West Georgia, Winery Obene
Harvest Details The grape is picked manually
Production method Georgian Kakhetic Qvevri technique In this traditional technique, the wine ferments and ages in a large earthenware jug. The Tsolikauri is pressed without grape sprigs and ferments for 8-9 days in contact with one third of the grape seeds. After 8-9 days, the wine is transferred to other qvevris and continues to age without grape seeds. After a month and a half, the wine is again transferred to other qvevris for filtering, where the wine is stored for another 6 months.
Characteristic of the Obene vineyard is that the Qvevris are buried in the ground outside. Next to the Qvevri is a tree that provides shade.
Taste Floral, white and yellow fruit, quince. When the wine opens: cinnamon, frangipane, gingerbread spices.
Smooth, full, well balanced, nice acidity, fruit and refined bitterness.
Long finish with fruits and slightly smoked.
Serve the Tsolikauri with white fish in white sauce, asparagus, ...
Alcohol 13.6% vol
Also read about the Tsolikaurina in the Wine whisperer.
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