Iago Bitarishvili, Chinuri Skin Contact Lot 520
A short period of skin contact in Georgian Qvevris, Iago's Chinuri is highly acclaimed for its purity and freshness. Fully textured with a generous viscosity. Expect honeyed spice, citrus and white flowers with a rich tannic finish.
Place: Kartli, Georgia
This estate has been owned by the Bitarishvili family for 20 years, it is Iago who is the current owner and family member who farms its land. His family were given this vineyard by the state, following the land reforms in 1992. Iago has twenty-two qvevris, fourteen for fermentation, for ageing, eight for ageing. The wines develop differently in different qvevri. Some of the qvevri are 250 years old.