This is an historic release with a hell of a story behind it. The project of Giorgi Natenadze, this wine is the first harvest from terraces planted in the southerly Javakheti region – a place that was desecrated by Ottoman Read more
Slightly reductive, but it blows off on the nose. Ripe citrus and yellow plum fruit with dancing acidity that really lifts the palate. Hints of aromatic herbs and honeysuckle. Very light, this would make a marvellous and exotic aperitif wine.
The fruit character is a bit neutral here, with some sliced pear, but there’s a charming hint of white blossoms on the nose that adds a bit of interest. Texturally, creamy and leesy. Salty on the finish, with the alcohol Read more
Creamy textured, with white currant and pear fruit. Fairly full bodied, soft structured and lowish acidity, but there’s lots of harmony to this wine, and a subtle mineral feeling on the finish.
Expressive and tangy citrus fruits, green plum and a bit of kiwi. Really zippy and leesy with a lovely tannic prickle on the finish. This has it all – fruit expression, structure, freshness. It’s a great example of the Imeretian Read more
Roasted twigs, papaya fruit, drying and chunky tannins. A typical, no holds barred style Kakhetian qvevri wine, with a herbal bark and pungent fruit character. There’s a fine seam of acidity here, it’s all in balance and there’s great potential Read more
Fresh and citrussy, with the merest hint of some lees contact and tannin on the finish. Pleasingly earthy tones also on the nose. This is featherlite and one assumes the skin contact was rather short and perhaps just with a Read more
Slightly sickly on the nose, with a bit of green plum and herb. Muted fruit and a bit vegetal on the finish. Some light phenolics. Overall, feels a bit tired, which is surprising in such a young wine. Chinebuli is Read more
Savoury on the nose, with notes of roasted twig and candied peel. Lacking fruit expression, but there are chunky tannins aplenty, and a nice citrussy feel which provides freshness. Not the most charming but certainly a big, hearty Kakhetian qvevri Read more
Charming on the nose, with a hint of honey, thyme and sage. Ripe yellow plum fruit with delicate acidity. Lovely fruit expression, light with a saline hint on the finish. Elegant and harmonious. Very light maceration (short skin contact) and Read more