Iberieli Winery

Iberieli Chkhaveri 2021

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Iberieli Chkhaveri 2021, Chkhavri (100%), Dry White Wine, Qvevri, ABV 12.5%, 750ml

An ancient grape of West Georgia, this varietal has seen a resurgence thanks to the pioneering effort of winemakers like Iberieli's Zurab Topuridze. Made in the appellation of Guria in West Georgia, using organic viticulture and traditional qvevri winemaking, Featuring intensive aromas of apple, plum, and flowers, the taste of green apples and citrus, and moderate acidity with a long finish, this wine exhibits the greatness of the Chkhaveri grape, and proclaims its rise as one of the great wines of Georgia.

Serve cool or chilled, pair with light cheese, salads, and light meals.

About the Winery

Iberieli’s West Georgia winery is family winery located in beautiful intensively green
undulating hills of Guria in West Georgia. Production is done on-site in marani
(cluster of qvevris) using traditional heritage production methods. Winemaker
Zurab Topuridze is one of the founding members of Georgia’s Natural Wine
Association and indisputably produces some of the finest natural wines in the

Tasting Notes

Taste of green apple, citruses.

Winemaker Notes

All viticulture and winemaking is done under direction of Zurab Topuridze, one of
the Country’s most esteemed natural winemakers. Following hand-harvest, short-
transport in small baskets, manual crushing and destemming and using only natural
native yeast, wine is fermented in qvevri for two months. Malolactic fermentation
completes naturally, the wine is stored in qvevri for another 5 months, then
transferred to stainless steel for 4 more months before it become ready for

Vineyard Notes

The vineyards are in Guria, a subtropical region in West Georgia near the Black Sea
coast, characterized by moist climate. Vines are at ~1000ft on gentle to moderate
slopes of clay loam colluviam soils. Viticulture is organic in accordance with
Georgian Natural Wine Association.

Clay loam (colluvium) soil.

Organic fertilization.
Copper based contact fungicides and biological fungicides and insecticides (e.g. Bacillus Subtrillis);
No Irrigation
Trellis, vertical shoot positioning, grown mainly on bilateral cordons or arched canes.
Some parcels facing to east, some to west, and some are flat.

Technical Details

Winemaker(s): Zurab Topuridze
Varietal Breakdown: Chkhaveri
ABV: 12.5%
SO2: free 7, total 28mg/L
Fermentation: Qvevri, native yeast
Filtration/Fining: Unfiltered/Unfined
Bottles Produced: 828

Iberieli Chkhaveri 2021
Iberieli Chkhaveri 2021
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