Aromatic orange white wine
Blend: 100% Khikhvi
From: Georgia, Khikhvi
By: Alaverdi Monastery
If you like a bottle with a back story, this is the wine for you. Khikhvi is made in the eleventh century wine cellar of the Alaverdi Monastery; a beautiful sprawling complex that looks for all the world like the past century hasn’t happened. Khikhvi is made by members of the congregation.
There has been a wine cellar at the Alaverdi Monastery since it was founded in the sixth century. The current cellar, dating from 1011AD, was built at the bequest of King Kvirike the Great and contains 50 terracotta qvevri; huge amphorae where the wines are fermented. Khikhvi is made from indigenous Khikhvi grapes grown in the monastery’s own vineyard. This aromatic white comes with a promise to ‘heal your flesh and soul and brighten your mood’.