Chinuri

Gotsa Family Wines Chinuri 2014

Gotsa Family Wines, Kartli (Georgia)
White (14.3%) , Organic
Chinuri
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Chinuri is a Georgian native white grape variety widely planted in the Kartli region. The name derives from the Georgian word “chinebuli” meaning “excellent” or “the best”. The grape is naturally high in acidity. When vinified in qvevri, it produces a wine that is quite tannic, concentrated, with complex herbal flavors.

93 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine and Red Wine of the Month: “Beka Gotsadze grows 13 varieties in his vineyards in the hills of the Asureti Valley, at an elevation of 4,200. He works organically, and exclusively with qvevri (the local amphorae), though his techniques are not exactly traditional: His fermentation qvevri have holes drilled in their bottoms so that he can transfer the juice into aging qvevri by gravity; those qvevri are wrapped in silicon tubing that carries cool water from a nearby spring. Perhaps this is how he's attained such a complex, delicate wine, as crisp and saline as it is redolent of orange blossoms, marzipan and salted capers. The tannins give it an edge of bitter tea, while the acidity keeps the wine lifted and fresh. It feels like it could age for decades; it lasts on the countertop indefinitely, and is especially good with nutty cheese.

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