Producer: Natenadze's Wine Cellar
Region: Meskheti (Samtskhe-Javakheti)
Grapes: Akhaltsikhuri Tetri, Meskhuri Mtsvane, Chitiskvertskha Tetri (bird's egg white), Chitistvala Tetri (Bird's eye white)
Alcohol level: 11%
Bottle size: 750ml
Serving temperature: 12-14 °C
Tasting Notes: wild herbs, peppermint's cold finishing.
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
- Ottoman occupation destroyed the village and vineyards of the Meskheti region. Over the past decade, winemakers Giorgi Natenadze have been bringing back the local endemic vine.
- So far, Giorgi has been able to identify 24 of the 40 varieties that he located in the wild. He forages these grapes at harvest time and makes small quantities of these wines.
- This wine was fermented with skins for six months in Qvevri.