The village of Babaneuris is looking for official recognition as a top micro-zone for the Kisi grape variety. Here there’s a bit more altitude as the vineyards are in the Caucasus foothills.
The nose shows some fresh apricot and roasted twigs and herbs. Instead of Kisi’s normal roundness, here we get really exciting acidity that lifts the palate. There are notes of dried apricot and green plum, and grippy but ripe tannins that coat the mouth and add a smoky, nutty character to the finish. Pretty tight right now, decant this to get the best out of it.
An exciting wine with real depth, just about ready to drink now but would benefit from several years more ageing. Superb stuff.