If you like the notion of traditional natural wine this Qvevri Wine Collection (6 bottles) is for you:
Chelti of Qvevri Saperavi 2016, dry red
RARE Otskhanuri Sapere 2018, dry red
Zurab Kviriashvili Saperavi 2017, dry red
Baia`s Tsitska 2019, dry amber
Orgo Kisi 2018, dry amber
Georgian Wines Rkhatsiteli 2014, dry amber
In a world where wine is mostly made through modern technologies, you have to try something new. Something that has long been forgotten everywhere, except in Georgia.
Qvevriis a wine vessel our ancestors used for the fermentation and maturation of wine. Usually buried under the ground, where the temperature is cooler, qvevri provided a longer maceration period for grapes on fermenting must. This ancient form of temperature control gives the wine an increase in aroma and flavor.
Skin contact, which is another practice of winemaking in Georgia dating back to thousands of years, deepens and adds complexity to the flavor. According to this practice, the grape skins are not removed, as in typical white wine production, and are kept in contact with the juice for days or even months depending on the region. The unique color, texture, and flavor of Georgian white wine also called amber is the result of skin contact.