Kisi Aptsiauri Honest Wine
VEGAN / NATURAL / LOW SULPHITE
A remarkable wine brought straight to us from the producer, with only 500 bottles being produced this vintage. Fermentation happens spontaneously with wild yeast and without any additives. It spends 4 months on the skins and picks up a rich amber colour from this process, before spending 6 months in a clay qvevri to round out the flavours and tannins. It has bold, intense flavours of ripe apricot, peach and slight tropical notes like pineapple, with a full body, balanced tannins and a long finish. This is a proper orange wine - made with knowledge and love.
Paata, the man behind Aptsiauri, only recently started selling the wines from his vineyard, which has been in his family for hundreds of years. The vineyard is located in the Kakheti Alazani valley, where the Caucasus mountains protect them from the elements. They use the ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method, recognised by UNESCO as an item of intangible cultural heritage in 2013, in which the wine ferments inside a clay amphora that has been buried underground. Paata does not use any chemical additives in the vineyard, and bottles everything unfiltered and unfined, producing complex and flavourful wines that reflect the unique terroir of Kakheti.
Origin: Kakheti, Georgia
Grape varieties: Kisi
Food pairings: Lamb, Middle Eastern food, Nuts and hard cheese, Aubergine, and grilled veg
Bottle size: 75cl
Delivery Local delivery (E17, E10 postcodes): Free Available for deliveries within London E17, E10 postcodes only. Next day service* (*subject to availability)
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Standard Delivery: £8.95 Free over £70 (£8.95 standard charge) Next day service, we dispatch parcels Mon - Fri with DHL couriers. All orders placed until midnight will be dispatched next working day on next day service.
Returns: If you are unsatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase within 30 days. Free to store, if not possible, the buyer is responsible for return shipping and may ship back the item using the carrier of their choice.