Iberieli Winery

Iberieli Golden Blend 2021 (Rkatsiteli, Mtsvane, Kisi, Khikhvi) Qvevri Dry Amber (Orange)

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Iberieli Golden Blend 2021, Rkatsiteli(25%) Mtsvane(25%) Kisi(25%) Khikhvi(25%) Dry Amber, Qvevri, ABV 14%, 750ml

This wine combines four classic Georgian varietals of the Kakheti region of East Georgia, on the sandy clay slopes of the Teliani appellation. Using organic viticulture and traditional qvevri winemaking, winemaker Zurab Topurirdze has created a classic dry, golden amber blend. The blend has moderate intensity, and aromas of caramel, tangerine, quince and flowers. This leads to taste of citrus, including tangerine, with a long finish and strong minerality.

Serve cool, not chilled, by the glass or pair with cheese, salads, and light meats. 

About the Winery

Iberieli is a family winery with vineyards and production in two locations, Kakheti in
East Georgia and 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 citruses, tangerine long finish, minerality

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 in
September, grapes are transported in small baskets, manually crushed and
destemmed, placed in qvevri, fermented for one month, left on skins for 7 months,
then aged another 4 months. Malolactic fermentation completes naturally.

Vineyard Notes

Vineyards are in the Teliani Appelation of the famed Kakheti region of East Georgia. Vines are at ~1600ft on a gentle slopes of sandy clay loam with river stones (alluvium). Viticulture is organic in accordance with Georgian Natural Wine Association

Trellis, vertical shoot positioning, grown mainly on bilateral cordons or arched canes.
Slope-facing to south-east

Technical Details

Winemaker(s): Zurab Topuridze
Varietal Breakdown: Rkatsiteli, Mtsvane, Kisi, Khikhvi (25% each)
ABV: 14%
SO2: free 14, total 37mg/L
Fermentation: Qvevri, native yeast
Filtration/Fining: Unfiltered/Unfined
Bottles Produced: 1272

Iberieli Golden Blend 2021 (Rkatsiteli, Mtsvane, Kisi, Khikhvi) Qvevri Dry Amber (Orange)
Iberieli Golden Blend 2021 (Rkatsiteli, Mtsvane, Kisi, Khikhvi) Qvevri Dry Amber (Orange)
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