Tiko Estate Orange Kisi

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A traditionally made orange wine with serious concentration, complexity, and magnificent depth of flavour. Dried apricots and ripe peaches. Well rounded, with a pronounced tannic structure and a long honeyed finish.

Kisi is a white-wine grape originating in Kakheti, a region in the southeast of what is now the Republic of Georgia. The fruit was destemmed with the berries left uncrushed to preserve the natural fruit aromas, allowing for slow, controlled tannin and flavour extraction in two qvevris of the same size. In one of them, they added seven percent whole bunch grapes. After fermentation, the wine was kept on the skins for 6 months. Naturally clarified and lightly filtered before being bottled. Only 1800 bottles produced in 2020.

Re-establishing their family’s winemaking roots in Georgia, brothers Levan and Georgi Chychynadze operate and run a small winery in the Kakheti region, Eastern Georgia, about 2 hours from the country's capital, Tbilisi. Kakheti is Georgia’s most significant winemaking region in terms of quality, quantity, and history, with evidence showing that wine has been made here for several thousand years! Along the banks of the Alazani River, the continental climate, and iron-rich soils, provide ideal conditions for quality viticulture.

Established in 2017, in homage to their Mother, they named the estate after her nickname, Tiko. Levan and Georgi, alongside Levan's wife Maria, have ample experience in the wine industry, combined over 40 years, with 50 vintages under their belt, across 4 different continents and 10 countries. Using their international training, modern winemaking technology, and traditional Georgian equipment and techniques, they create quality wines, from native Georgian varieties, which reflect Georgia’s rich winemaking traditions.

Type White
Country Georgia
Region Eastern Georgia
Appellation Kakheti
Vintage 2020
Grapes Kisi
ABV 14.0%