Casreli - Chitistvala 2019
Producer: Casreli
Wine name: Chitistvala
ABV: 12.0

A fascinating blend, with the very rare Chitishvala making up 50% There’s lightness and lift here, with citrus juices and orchard fruits, plus a hint of sweetness or honey.
Earthy, dried herb notes are present on the nose and the palate, but they give the stage to the fruit. This is typically grippy, after a whopping seven months of skin contact in the qvevri, but its in balance.
A great effort, this blend is frequently the highlight for me from the Casreli range, and 2019 seems to be no exception.