Do you remember your first Kisi?

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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

IMPORTER: @bluedanubewine

 

Do you remember your first Kisi?

2012 Orgo Rkatsiteli

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GRAPE: Rkatsiteli APP: Kakheti COUNTRY: Georgia PRICE: $24.99

If it’s possible to drink the f*$! out of a wine, I did just that with the 2012 Orgo: the grape: Rkatsiteli from Kakheti, Republic of Georgia, not the state. I’ve never had a wine from the state of Georgia, I’m sure they’re just lovely. The Orgo Rkatsiteli made in qvevri, it’s full of flavor, so much sapidity, and it’s just impossible to put down. I seriously can’t control myself with this wine. Every sip turned into another sip, that turned into an empty bottle. So rusty and salty. No additives, no filtration, no bad wine. If I were President of the USA we’d be invading countries for their wine, not oil. In fact, that will be my platform when I do run.

2012 Orgo Rkatsiteli