Sister's Wines Kisi, John Okruashvili 2018

John Okruashvili


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Kisi is a grape particularly suited to skin maceration (this one has seven months on skins with stems) and is deep amber in colour with powerful tannins. The Tavkveri rose (from free run juice) is strikingly peppery. The ferment is whole cluster and the wine is aged for eighteen months in 500-litre qvevri.

Jane Okruashvili is the sister and business partner of John . A trained political scientist, Jane committed herself to winemaking after deciding that she wanted to reconnect with her cultural heritage and preserve/promote the traditions of her community. The Okrouashvilis have 7 hectares in different places in the Alazani Valley below. They work with eight varieties; Tsolikouri, Tsitska, Tavkaveri, Kisi, Kakhetian Mtsvane, Rkatsiteli, Saperavi and Budeshuri Saperavi but are also planting more varieties. All wines are made in their 12 qvevri at the house plus two other cellars totalling 20 qvevri in all.

Producer  Sister’s Wines

Origin Kakheti, Georgia

Grapes 100% Tavkveri

Vintage 2018

Alcohol 14% ABV

Style Full body macerated white

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manualy harvested, fermented and matured on skin in qvevri (amphorae) for 5-6 months with indigenous yeast, unfiltred, unfiltred and no additional SO2 added