The Artisan Wine Fair
London, 18 & 19 May 2014

Chveni Gvino - Our Wine

Soliko Tsaishvili

, Georgia
Imported by Dynamic Vines

In 2003 the Company “Prince Makashvili Cellar” (In 2010 was changed to “Our Wine”) was founded by five persons with the purpose of producing high quality natural wine using old Georgian traditions of viticulture and wine-making.At present company owns 5,5 hectares of vineyards, located in Kakheti Region, in the historically well-known Kardanakhi and Bakurtsikhe viticulture micro zone’s best terroirs, named as “Tsarapi”, “Akhoebi” and ”Uroebi”. These terroirs are located in Alazani river gorge, on the Northern slopes of Gombori mountain ridge, 320-400 meters above sea level and have eastern exposition. The soil is carbonated and humus.Ages of vineyards vary from 15 to 45 years. Density of stumps also varies from 3,600 to 4,800 stumps per 1 hectare. Since last year we use biodynamic method of vineyard nursing (Before it was organic method). The yield is controlled and does not exceed 3 tons per hectare. Full cycle of wine production process takes place in old style Georgian cellar using traditional Kakhetian method. Fermentation, maceration and maturation take place in clay kvevri-amphorae of different sizes which are buried into the ground.