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Chitistvala (Defect Label)

  • Producer: Casreli
  • Winemaker: Misha Dolidze, Vazha Kasrelishvili
  • Place of Origin: Kakheti, Vachnadziani
  • Style&Type: Dry Orange wine
  • Grape varieties: – Chtistvala 50%, Kisi 30%, Rkatsiteli 20%
  • Body: Medium
  • ABV: 12%
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Drinking window: 2020-2030
  • Closure Type: Cork
  • Total production: 2,000 bottles

Vineyard Information 

Location: Kakheti, Vachnadziani.Chitistvala. Chitistvala and Kisi – micro-zone Lower “Shaloant Akhoebi”; Rkatsiteli – Upper “Shaloant Akhoebi”.

Altitude: Chitistvala and Kisi 400 meters, Rkatsiteli 450 meters

Soil: Chitistvala and Kisi, rocky/silty and Rkatsiteli, clay/silty

Year the vines were planted: Chitistvala and Kisi 2015 and Rkatsiteli 2017

Yield/ha: Kisi and Rkatsiteli – 6 tones/ha; Chitistvala – 4 tones/ha Agricultural method: Organic

Winemaking process

Harvest date: Hand-harvested in the 2nd week of September 

Type of Yeasts used: ambient

Fermentation vessel: Qvevr

Fermentation temperature: ambient

Malolactic fermentation: yes

Maturation Vessel: Qvevri Maturation period: 7 months

Skin contact duration: 7 months with stems

Fining method: gravity and skin contact

Filtration method: None

Noteworthy Awards

International Qvevri Wine Competition 2017 – Gold (Chitistvala 2016)

Noteworthy Ratings

93 points: Decanter July 2020 edition (2017 vintage). Selected by Simon J Woolf in the TOP 6 Orange wines.