Kisi-Khikhvi, 2019

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Available bottle sizes: 75 cl
Kvemo Kartli - Georgia
Wine
Orange
Khikhvi, Kisi
Asureti
none
vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Grape Percentage: 50-50
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: Low sulphites: 20 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Unfiltered
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: 13.6%
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Length of skin contact: 7 months
  • Vessel type: Clay Pot - Kvevri/qvevri

Additional Information

"In this 50/50 blend, the Kisi and Khikhvi were fermented, macerated and aged separately. Then we thought it would be good to make a blend of these Eastern Georgian varieties. They were macerated for seven months on skins and stems then we transferred them to the aging quevries (kvevries) then we age them until after the after the next spring. That means that from harvest to bottling time is around 16 months. Khikhvi concentrates very high sugar and when we ferment this wine it has some residual sugar. I don't like it when you get some residual sugar in wine and because of that the decision was made to blend because the sugar level comes down. But you can still feel it when you drink. I think it was a good blending - it was my idea."
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The Gotsadze family wine tradition dates from the grate grandfather of the current winemaker, Konstantin Gotsadze (1860-1940), who started making wine in his cellars in the village of Tskhratskharo, in Zestafoni district of Western Georgia. In the early 20th century the family moved to the capital, Tbilisi, and continued making traditional wines. The current cellars are in Kiketi, 1300 mt above sea level, in the very place where historical tradition says the Georgian Kings had their favorite wines vinified. The wine is made by the head of the family in the traditional way ( in clay amphora’s named “Kvevri” ) according to methods handed down through many generations. Our organic Vineyard is located in 10 km. from winery, between village Marabda and Asureti in “Algeti” National park, 550 mt. from see level. We had planted 25000, 14 different varieties of original Georgian grapes. Vineyard and winery is operated by “Demeter” standard and will be certificated on 2018 harvest. In 2017 we will get certificate according regulation of European Organic standard (EC) 834/2007. Our wines are not fined and are free of any additives, they are fermented in wild yeast’s. We use only burned sulfur when we are cleaning our vessels (Kvevri’s), no sulfur powder is added to our wines.
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