(AKA: Wines of Black Lamb)
AS OLD WORLD AS IT GETS..ANCIENT STYLE GEORGIAN WINES
Importer Stetson Robbins in the House!
Friday, 4/1 @ Vine Street
5:30 + 6:30
Stetson's import company focuses on ancient style wine, unheralded terroir and indegenous grapes fermented into wine with pre industrial technology (like this Kvevri or Qvevri also known as Tchuri (Georgian: ჭური)) ...
And we're bringing him to our quaint little backyard in North Berkeley to give you a taste of the far east, transporting you all to one of the most exciting regions in the world with a lineup of 5 Georgian stunners...
A light red made from the Dzelshavi grape - one of the oldest grape varietals in Georgia, dating back to the 5th Century AD - made by Gaioz Sopromadze that falls somewhere in between a red wine and a raspberry black tea.
2 wildly fun wines (an orange Pet Nat akin to a peach bellini and a light sour-cherry red of Saperavi) from Georgian winemaking international superstar Gotsa.
A blend of two indigenous varietals (Tsitsqa and Tsolikouri) that takes you straight to coastal Italy - one of the most precise and elegant Georgian wines we've ever had!
And it wouldn't be a Georgian wine tasting without an amber wine, a stunning expression of Krakhuna from Amiran, giving salted preserved orange and creme brule on the nose.
Here's the lineup -
- Gotsa Mandrini Pet Nat
- Gia Jamberidze Tsitsqa Tsolikouri
- Amiran Krakhuna
- Gotsa Saperavi
- Gaioz Sopromadze Dzelshavi