VARTSIKHE MARANI Tsolikouri 2019, Georgia (Skin Contact)
Certification : Organic
Grapes : Tsolikouri
Region : Kakheti & Imereti, Georgia
Vinification : Vartsikhe wines are made in small quantities and without any additives or chemicals in the vineyards or winemaking. All are made in Qvevri, and all are fermented with wild yeast and bottled unfiltered. The lightly pressed juice is fermented with the skins for 180 days. After fermentation is finished, the Qvevri are sealed and covered with soil until spring time. During the process, the solids in the wine slowly drop to the bottom of the Qvevri and the clear wine rises to the top. When temperatures drop out doors the fermentation is completely stopped, and the wine is transferred to new Qvevri and left to age for more months.