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Artevani Qisi Qvevri 2018

Gentle demure with a strong personality.
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Primary Notes: Pine Apple / Pear Peach Dried Flowers

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Full

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Medium +

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Origin: Kakhetia,

Maker: Artevani

Grape: Kisi

Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic Steel Only

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Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 12 - 14 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: KBBQ, shellfish

Western Food Pairing: Steak, grilled seafood

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Artevani Qisi Qvevri 2018

Artevani Qisi Qvevri is a very aromatic wine with notes of dried peach, pines, dried flowers, and flavours of black tea, pear. It is full-bodied with a grip and firm tannins. Don't be fooled by the cocktail of gentle aromas, be prepared to be surprised by the powerful punch and strong tannins. An excellent companion to pork shoulder and peach chutney. Also pairs well with shellfish, spicy dishes and poultry.

Harvested grapes for processing are delivered in a special room "Marani"(winery). The grapes are crushed by foot, it is the most gentle method for producing mash, because the bones are not damaged, so when it being crushed it stays attached and gives the wine a strong bitterness. he resulting mass is transported into a large ceramic jug - Kvevri, aka clay pots. The pots are buried in the ground and only the opening is at floor level. Dipping into the ground, Kvevri allows to achieve a relatively constant temperature (about 14 C) during fermentation of wort, as well as during storage. Fermentation is performed on pulp until it is finished, usually, it takes 7-8 days. The grape juice fermented on pulp gives the wine a pleasant astringency, which is characteristic for Georgian wines. Wine material wanders there 3 or 4 months with the skin, seeds and twigs.

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