Shalva Gvaramadze, Khikhvi, Gurjaani, Qvevri 2018

Shalvino LLC

VINTAGES 21549  |  750ml

Dry white Qvevri (“orange”, “amber”) wine crafted from indigenous Khikhvi grapes grown in Kardenakhi micro-zone, Kakheti region, Eastern Georgia. Wine fermented , then maturated in Qvevri for 5 month on the skins, stems and natural lees.
Gentle yellow flowers, citrus honey character with velvety tannic structure. Decant and serve at 15°C on its own or with dried fruits, nuts and aged cheese. Amazingly food versatile, shines with barbeque fare.
Qvevri (Kvevri) (terracotta huge jugs in the ground) winemaking method is the oldest known. Some Qvevri found in Georgia are over 7,000 y.o.. United Nations included Qvevri in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.


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