Qvevri Wine-Georgian Amber Dry
Khikhvi is a white grape variety grown in the Georgian Republic, especially in the region of Kakheti. it is regarded as one of the top three varieties along with Rkatsiteli and Mtsvani. It can be used for a wide range of wine styles. As of 2004 there was only a single hectare of recorded in the entire country. Plantings have increased considerably since the mid 2010s, and the variety is gaining in popularity among both winemakers and consumers. “Conventional” dry wines are aromatic and floral. The grape can also be used for very traditional, high quality wines made in qvevri, with ripe fresh fruit and dried fruit aromas.
Story’s Khikhvi is made utilizing best of two worlds of winemaking, old world (Georgian) and modern (European). First grapes are fermented in Qvevri (Georgian clay pots) and than sealed for up to 6 months with skin. After wine is transferred to French oak barrels for prolonged aging. Best to be enjoyed at the room temperature or chilled.