Cradle of Wine Kisi Qvevri 2018
The winery Cradle of Wine is located in Georgia, an ancient country at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, famous for being the birthplace of wine. Wine vessels containing residual wine compounds dating from 8,000 years ago were found near the capital city Tbilisi.
Kisi is a white wine grape variety of the Georgian Republic. It is in the early stages of a revival from near exinction, and is made both in modern European style and traditional Georgian style using qvevri earthenware jars to make amber colored wines. Some fortified version are also produced, and it is also prized for grape juice and as a table grape.
The variety originated and is almost entirely grown in the Kakheti region. It is considered to be closely related to a number of other local varieties.