TCHOTIASHVILI Khikhvi 2016, Georgia (Orange Wine)
Certification : Organic
Grapes : Khikhvi*
Region : Kakheti, Georgia
Soil : Calcareous
Vinification : The manually harvested Khikhvi is carefully sorted before being placed in qvevri (buried clay earthenware amphorae). Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast, 100% of the skins macerate with the juice for 20 days. After first fermentation, the qvevri is sealed. In spring, the earth temperature increases which starts secondary malolactic fermentation inside the amphora. Late spring, the qvevri is opened and wine is transferred to 300L neutral Caucasian oak barrels and aged for 3 months. Unfined & Unfiltered.
Sulfites : No SO2 added.
*Notes : Khikhvi is an aromatic grape native to Kakheti region of Georgia. It's one of 500 indigenous grapes of the country.