Wonderful aromas of hay, honey, citrus fruits and tart pear sorbet unfold in the nose the idea of noble thirst on a successful summer day. The mineral-dynamic Tsolikouri vine was developed in the Qvevri and playfully questions old methods. The result is a refreshing and crisp wine that ends with only light tannins and great minerality. A great introduction to skin-contact wine stylistics.
The wine comes from the winery of Baia and Gvantsa Abuladze. “I follow the old traditional methods and rules. They knew what to do and how important the land is. We don’t have any special equipment and other processes like stabilization by adding chemicals that we could fall back on,” says Baia, whose Grandfather taught her how to properly prune vines and pick grapes according to the lunar cycle, a practice that is now common again among modern, biodynamic winemakers
Gvantsa adds that you should let nature do most of the work itself, work with it and not against it. For example, it only fertilizes with liquid manure and grape skins and the vineyard is irrigated only with collected rainwater.