Kizikuri Tradiciuli: in search of Georgian terroir

by  |  25-11-2019

“Would you like to go see the vineyard?” It was a new question to be asked when doing winery visits that culminated in the recent, Georgia Report (which comes free with the lovely hardbound Georgian wine book!) Many people may not realize that all those “natural” Georgian wines are usually produced with grapes that are purchased from others and often farmed in many a manner that wouldn’t meet even the loosest of definitions in natural wine (ie non-organically). Taking this into account is what made my visit to Kizikuri Tradiciuli quite interesting as whether they’re aware of it or not, they’re at the forefront of the fight to define Georgian winemaking terroir. Another Kakheti? It was a sweltering 35C summer day and I was in the backseat of a 4×4 with my book co-author, Daria Kholodilina. We were heading east from Tbilisi towards the wine region of Kakheti–but we were […]
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