Chinuri Skin Contact Qvevri No.5, Iago Bitarishvili  2018 - SipWines Shop

Chinuri Skin Contact Qvevri No.5, Iago Bitarishvili 2018

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This estate has been owned by the Bitarishvili family for 20 years, it is Iago who is the current owner and family member who farms its land. His family were given this vineyard by the state, following the land reforms in 1992. Iago has twenty-two qvevris, fourteen for fermentation, for ageing, eight for ageing. The wines develop differently in different qvevri. Some of the qvevri are 250 years old.

Producer  Iago Bitarishvili

Origin Kartli, Georgia

Grapes 100% Chinuri

Vintage 2018

Alcohol  12.5% ABV

Style Medium body macerated white wine

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Fermented in terracotta qvevri which are buried in the floor of the cellar.  After three weeks fermentation and malolactic fermentation the chacha (skins, stems) fall to the bottom of the qvevri. Juice is then decanted (by pump) into clean qvevri after 6 months. Bottled without filtration, fining or added sulphur

Notes Organic, Natural