A little over a year ago we came into contact with a Georgian winemaker who started producing wine for the first time. He asked us if we would like to come and taste and import his wine. Since he was a very friendly man and we are always open to taste wines, we met him at the village where he makes his wine: Khornabuji.
Arriving there in a typical idyllic Georgian village and likewise house, he showed us his qvevri’s which had been in the family for decades. Then he showed us the basement under the house where brand new stainless steel tanks imported from Italy were gleaming. It was clear that he may have been making wine on a small scale, but very seriously.
And that he was serious about wine making we could taste while we enjoyed a delicious Georgian meal with his wine on the balcony with a view over the Caucassus on one side and the old fortress of Khornabuji on the other side. We were immediately sold – not only because the beautiful label showed a sketch of Khornabuji’s fortress (by his wife Nona), but also by this enchanting wine. And the grapes are also grown without the use of herbicides and fertilizers – a pure pure natural wine as it should be.
With a clear aroma of cloves and orange peel on the nose, a delicious elegant wine on the palate with clear flavors of orange, peach, lemon and green tea.
On Vivino the wine scores a whopping 4.4 / 5 which is extremely high, and the description that you are lucky enough to get a bottle in Georgia.
The wine combines well with a goat cheese (salad), poultry or sushi.