Teliani Valley, Georgia Kakhuri No8 Amber wine 2019
Kakhuri N8 is a blend of 4 Georgian indigenous grape varieties – Rkatsiteli, Kakhuri Mtsvane, Khikhvi and Kisi, harvested in Kakheti, east Georgia. Grapes are exclusively hand selected and only the highest quality, fully ripe grapes are used for production. The wine is made using old Kakhetian traditional winemaking method with skin contact. Fermentation on skins takes place for 7-10 days, once the fermentation is finished the grape skins remain with the wine for 6 months, giving it its trademark amber colour.
From Teliani’s more experimental ‘Winery 97’ project, this amber wine is a blend of four varieties that you can’t pronounce – luckily the rich dried fruit and nutty flavours and long dry refreshing finish are much easier to get your mouth around! An alarming amber colour which usually indicates to us Brits that there’s something amiss, the colour is entirely normal & the flavour is distinctive & delicious. If you fancy a walk on the wild side, this is definitely worth a go!!
The wine pairs especially well with fish dishes and cheeses.
Grape Varieties: Rkatsiteli, Kakhuri Mtsvane, Khikhvi and Kisi