Winiveria Khikhvi 2020
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This elegant, European style white wine is made from Khikhvi grapes from east Georgia. It stands out with a unique Khikhvi fragrance. Pleasant bouquet of tender exotic tropical fruits, with flavors of pineapple and ripe fruit. Serve with salads, seafood, and white meat dishes
Serve at 12-14°C (54-57°F)
Ø Georgian variety Khikvi ripens late Sept., small yield, high sugar
Ø Classic fermentation
Ø Hand picked & crushed
Winiveria was established in the famed Alazani River Valley by George Piradashvili in 2014 as part of the prestigious Château Mere destination winery and resort complex at the gateway to Georgia’s premier wine region. The winery collaborates with local growers and a nearby cooperative to produce high quality wines made in both traditional Georgian and classical European styles.
Following hand harvest in late September, grapes were crushed and pressed off into steel tanks for fermentation using classic European technique. The wine was aged in tank six months then bottled for 3 months prior to release.
THE VINEYARD & GRAPES
Grapes are from two vineyards located in the Vazisubani and Kverili parts of the Kakheti Region/Appellation, nestled on the slopes of the famed Alazani river valley. Vines are dry-farmed and grown organically at 400-600m (1300-2000ft) on 1) calcareous and 2) alluvial carbonate and clay.
Khihkvi (“keek-kvee”) grapes are indigenous to Georgia and are considered one of Georgia’s noble varieties. They ripen in September, produce relatively small numbers of grapes, and accumulate sugar well.