Georgian Wines with Kosta from Georgian Toast

Kosta from Georgian Toast is back to teach you all about where wine originated from: Georgia! In Georgia wine is traditionally made in qvervi, clay vessels that are buried underground while the wine ferments and ages. If you're interested in reading more about Georgia and its incredible history and wines, buy Alice Feiring's book here!  
 
2014 Georgian Valleys, Alazani Valley White ($15) 100% Rkatsiteli. A light and refreshing wine with grapes harvested from the general Kakheti region, often much later in the season giving it its medium sweetness. Notes of dried fruit and lemon pie. 
 
2014 Orgo Rkatsiteli ($22) - 100% Rkatsiteli. Qvevri-made orange wine that has rich, lemony flavors and a peach-fuzz texture with bristly tannins on the finish. As the wine opens, it grows in sweet apple and peach tones adding to its roundness. A terrifically versatile food wine.
 
2012 KTW Ojaleshi ($19) - 100% Ojaleshi. A semi-sweet, ruby-red wine with aromas of ripe fruit and rose petals which finishes dry. Notes of strawberry and black tea. 
 
2014 Orgo Saperavi ($27) - 100% Saperavi. Quervi-made and an easy entryway into traditionally made Georgian wine. Supple and lush, this is a supersaturated expression of purple fruit, balanced by forest-floor aromas and herbal spice in the finish.