Producer: Iberieli (Zurab Topuridze)
Production: Organic, Natural
Nutshell: Light, Fruity, Soft
Vegan/Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Iberieli is a family winery run by Zurab Topuridze with 7.5 ha of vineyards in the Guria Region of West Georgia and 5.5 ha in the Kakheti Region of East Georgia. The name Iberieli – which was chosen by Zurab’s children – refers to the ancient people in Caucasus who made wine over several thousands of years ago, these people later became Georgians and are believed to be the inventors of Qvevri winemaking. The family’s aim is to maintain authentic tradition of Qvevri wine making in Georgia, producing unique natural wines from native grapes and to set standards and true examples for their counterparts and friends.
Fermented in traditional Qvevris (Clay pots) this is a very approachable style, fresh, soft fruits, elegance and great freshness. The fruits are foresty and a little spicy, the body is medium with a core of richness and the acidity.