Pheasant's Tears, 'Kisi', 2019, Khaketi, Georgia

£18.99

This is a full bodied orange wine from the premium vine area of Khaketi in Georgia. Notes of dry spice, herbs, and underlying earthiness. It's traditional in style and drunk across the country domestically, however it is an acquired taste for many UK drinkers. For those of who who like rich earthy flavours this will be delicious! But if you're into lighter, fresher white wines, this is very different. 

Enjoy with food. Pickles, charcuterie, cheeses, breads, and grilled chicken all work well and indeed it's how the Georgians have many of their orange wines.

Pheasant's Tears are a top end producer founded in 2007 to revive traditional Georgian winemaking methods. Their main site is near the village of Tibaani in the shadow of a 6th century monastery in the Khaketi region. There is even a resturant at this winery site and they ferment and age all their wines in the traditional clay Qvevri amphora.

Producer: Pheasant's Tears

Country: Georgia

Region: Khaketi

Grapes: Kisi 100%

Alcohol: 14.5%

Vintage: 2019

Status: Organic