Tasting Georgian wines for the first time will most likely turn all your pre-existing knowledge and experience about wines upside down. The products of this country with an 8000 year – old viticulture will resemble nothing you ever tasted before. The deep amber and purple coloured, seemingly endless variety of mind-boggigly complex and flavour-rich wines, that ferment spontaneously in the ground in amfora-shaped clay vessels ( qvevri-s) will, if you let them, lead you to a mistical-mythical realm, where being shaken to your core by ancient, inexplicably familiar flavours is a high probability.
Rkatsiteli is currently the most popular and widely grown grape variety in Georgia. Ruispiri’s 2019 vintage shows the well recognisable style of the winery. It is a medium body, outstandingly stabile and neat, slightly lighter amber coloured natural wine. Nice and fruity-smooth, lot less tannin than Khikvi and Kisi.
From the clay for the qvevris to wine – the Georgian story beautifully told in 8 minutes: https://fb.watch/8uZ7-FgmUJ/
Watch UNESCO’s short film about how qvevris are mad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN5ziogyxP0