Casreli Winery, Qvevri Kisi, Kakheti, Georgia 2020
(at Georgia, 12 Sep 2022)
Drinking Window: 2025 - 2027
Five doctors, including the owner Misha Dolidze, created the Casreli winery in 2014 with an ambition to produce natural wines with Georgian traditional methods. Aged for 4 weeks on the skins without stems, this richly intensive qvevri Kisi is dark amber in colour, featuring a nose of marmalade, mint tea, apricot and baked yellow apple. Minty yellow fruits, orange peel and quince form a concentrated core of flavours, leading to a black tea-like finish. Robust, almost difficult-to-swallow tannins, a wine crying for food.