GRAPE: Kisi REGION: Kakheti COUNTRY: Georgia AVE PRICE: $23
The wine: doqi Kisi 2014
First comes grape, Then comes harvest, Then comes crush in a….
I can’t help myself.
When I say Kisi I can’t help but to think of my first kiss.
Do you remember yours?
I was in my friends backyard.
Probably about the age of 10. Maybe younger.
There were four of us playing on a swing set.
One of my friends asked me, “mirror mirror on the wall who’s the prettiest of them all?” I replied, “Bridgette!” Then she kissed me on the lips. Embarrassed, I ran home.
That happened. Then I spent every waking moment anxiously awaiting for my next lip encounter.
It’s true. I’m prejudice. And I’m obsessed. Obsessed with Georgian wines. I find them spiritually rewarding and intellectually stimulating. I love qvevri. Sometimes the wines are sensual and sometimes primitive.
The doqi Kisi likes air, so give it air. You’ll get apricot, orange, and tea. Some salt and oil. It’s delicious with food or by its lonesome.
Kisi is indigenous grape to Kakheti and it came close extinction by 2000 due to Soviet intervention.
WEB: Kisi Qvevri
WEB: doqi Winery