Chardakhi 2008 Iago Bitarishvili
Producer: Iago Bitarishvili
Grape Variety: Chinuri
Alcohol: 12,5% vol
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation and maceration on the skins in amphora for 6 months.
Aging: in amphora for other 3 months
Available now: 1 pz.
Situated in the Chardakhi village in the Mtskheta Region Iagoís vineyard is over 50 years old. The 2ha of vines are farmed organically and planted with Chinuri, a traditional Georgian species. Grapes are harvested when not only the grapes are ripe, but the stems are ripe as well, and both are put in the qvevriís without pressing. This approach allows Iago to make wine without filtration or sulphur as the stems naturally filter the wine as they settle. All wines are produced in qvevri, some of which are over 300 years old. Currently Iago produces around 5000 bottles of Iagoís Wine.