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Primary Notes: Apricot
Secondary Notes: Banana, Honey
Dryness: Very Dry
Acidity: Medium +
Origin & Awards
Origin: Imereti, Georgia
Maker: Baia's Wine
Fermentation: Organic Steel Only
Serving Temperature: Best served between 8–10 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Pair with pork braised with apples, trout fritters, or a salted caramel tart.
Baia's Wine Krakhuna White 2021
Fun Fact: Krakhuna means "crispy" in the Imeritian dialect.
Pale amber colour with golden hues. Crystal clear aromas of ripe banana, persimmon, apricot and citrus. These fruity aromas follow through to the palate. Reveals a gorgeous contrast of honeycomb, almonds and sweet spice flavours on the mid-palate. Mineral-driven with a precise balance of acidity and chalky tannins that provides a vibrant freshness. Closes in a long, clean yellow plum and citrus finish.
After hand-picking, sorting and destemming, the grapes go through a gentle pressing. The resulting juice and a percentage of skins go into Qvevri, where spontaneous fermentation begins. Maceration lasts for 3 months with only 30% of skins and wild yeasts. Bottling without filtration. Very low sulphites and minimal intervention.
Want to know more about Qvevri winemaking?
Qvevri winemaking is practiced throughout Georgia, particularly in village communities where unique varieties of grapes are grown.
The name Qvevri refers specifically to the large lemon-shaped terracotta pots that are buried in the ground up to their necks during wine fermentation and maturation.
Burying the pots is an ancient form of refrigeration since temperatures are cooler underground. This provides a longer maceration period for grapes on fermenting must, which would otherwise cause wine to spoil above ground. The extended maceration period develops an increase in aroma and flavour profiles in Qvevri wines.
Interested in other wines made from unique indigenous grapes? Check out Anatolikos Malagousia Wild White 2019.