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Dryness: Very Dry
Origin & Awards
Origin: Imereti, Georgia
Maker: Baia's Wine
Grape: Tsolikouri Blend
Fermentation: Organic Steel Only
Serving Temperature: Best served between 8–10 degrees.
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Pair with fish, chicken, vegetables, or cheese.
Baia's Wine Tsitska Tsolikouri Krakhuna Dry White 2021
Gold colour. Clean and crispy aromas of persimmon, apricot and lemon citrus. These fruity aromas follow through to the mineral-driven palate, where something sweeter lurks beneath the tongue. Full-bodied and dry white with a vibrantly fresh acidity. Closes with a long and pleasant 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 15 days 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.