NINE OAKS ESTATE

Eniseli, Kakheti
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Khikhvi

Kindzmarauli subzone

Khikhvi

A very rare grape originating out of the far eastern corner of Georgia. This grape is naturally low yielding and gives concentrated flavors. The rich amber color brings with it a density and tannic structure that is captivating. Fruit flavors abound with mandarin orange, ripe peach, and dried apricot. Floral and herbal notes include, jasmine, spearmint, and Rooibos tea. The texture is full and expressive with a minerality that is reminiscent of potters clay and beeswax.

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This white grape is treated like a red wine, fermented in Qvevri (large traditional clay pots) for one month with the skins. After fermentation, this natural wine is aged a year in tank to preserve the freshness and develop maturity. Because of lower yields, the Khikhvi grape fell out of fashion when Russia controlled the winemaking production, opting for quantity over quality.

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