"Qvevri-fermented wine but without the stems (Imereti style).
Pale gold. Wild grasses, citrus, stalky. On the palate, cedary/herbal intensity, really concentrated and powerful, with moderate but present tannins. Not fruity but somehow steely and rich at the same time. Distinctive style. Very long. Very good in an extreme style. Powerful, steely. 17/20 points. (JH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Grapes: 20% Tsitska - 20% Krakhuna - 60% Tsolikouri. Blend of three indigenous Imeretian varieties Krakhuna, Tsitska, and Tsolikouri made by the young woman winemaker Baia Abuladze. This is the most full bodied and darkest of Baia's three white wines thanks to the Krakhuna variety. All three varieties are high acid varieties and have often traditionally been used for sparkling wine given their acidity and minerality. All the fruit is estate grown in the vineyards in the village of Obcha. Tasting Notes: Aromas of persimmon, apricot and citrus, with honeycomb and sweet spice on the mid pallet with a long finish highlighted by moderate tannin. Food Pairing: pork braised with apples or grilled meats.