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Tchotiashvili Khikhvi Dry Amber Wine '15

Tchotiashvili Vineyards

Tchotiashvili Khikhvi Dry Amber Wine '15

We are back with our third installment of introducing Georgian wines to our shop!  Tchotiashvili winery is located in the Telavi district of the Kakheti region, and situated between the Caucasus Mountains and the Alazani River, in the northeastern part of Georgia.  In an area rich in viticultural history (8,000 years worth), this winery showcases the years of practice and research instilled by traditional properties in their winemaking techniques.  The wines are made without any additives or chemicals in the vineyards or winemaking. The wines are all produced in qvevri (buried clay earthenware amphorae); what archaeologists initially discovered that pinpointed current day Georgia as one of the founding areas of viticulture.  The wine is fermented with wild yeast and bottled unfiltered.  Kakha, the winemaker, is a perfectionist, and he pays special attention to the vines and wines in all stages of vine growing and wine making. This allows him to produce precise and clean flavors from ancient methods. The production is limited, and the winemaker personally inspects each bottle before numbering it and releasing to wine lovers.

Khikhvi is an early ripening grape, it is recommended for higher-altitude, cooler mountain plantings, which makes Kakheti an ideal region.  The varietal varies depending upon producer,  it can be produced in dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and fortified styles. Its aromatic signature is distinctive: floral notes of boxwood and wild flowers heighten broader flavors of ripe yellow fruits and apricot.  Qvevri versions such as this bottling accentuate the dried fruit and flower character alongside moderate alcohol and soft acidity.  This is considered an amber wine; think of it as orange wine's cousin. This is a wild wine, and don't be afraid to drink it over two or three days as it actually opens up over that period.

Perman

Georgia

Details

Producer Tchotiashvili Vineyards
Vintage 2015
Format 750ml

Acidity

3 / 5

Tannin

2 / 5

Body

2 / 5

Sweetness

1 / 5

Fruity

2 / 5

Funky

2 / 5

In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

Mon–Fri Noon–8 / Sat 11–7
Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610
312.255.8990
orders@permanwine.com

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