Ocho What R U Waiting For?
4 in stock
Region: Kakheti, Georgia
Grape varieties: 100% Kisi
Ocho What R U Waiting For? is made with the Kisi grape, macerated for 6 months in kvevri. It smells divine and exotic, like exuberant peaches and apricots.
Song: Tangerine by Stan Kenton
4 in stock
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About Ocho What R U Waiting For?
Ocho What R U Waiting For? is made with the Kisi grape, macerated for 6 months in kvevri. It smells divine and exotic, like exuberant peaches and apricots. Intellectual and complex on the palate, with fuzzy peaches, wet stone, and rich, concentrated apricot and orange rind, this is a wine that makes you feel interesting and smart just for choosing it. It’s also super delicious, with a subtle tannic quality that makes it a perfect food wine.
When it comes to winemaking, Georgia (the country, not the state) is the OG — literally, Georgia is widely considered to be the cradle of winemaking culture dating back 8,000 years!! And as for natural winemaking, there is no other country so embedded in the ideals of the movement — mostly because it’s not a ‘movement’ or a new concept for them, it’s simply the way they’ve always done things. Grapes are grown in biodynamic vineyards and aged in kvervi (large clay pots buried in the ground), where they remain on the skins for long periods of time, with no additions or subtractions. Winemaking culture is everywhere in Georgia — not reserved for an elite few, here everyone makes wine because it is an important part of their culture, something akin to food that should be enjoyable and nourishing, not dissected and put on a pedestal.
That said, most Georgian wine is not for beginners – it can be austere, tannic, and foreign to the American palate. Enter Ocho, a new project from the people behind the Doremi winery (started by 3 friends in 2013), created to offer more approachable Georgian wines, all from organic and biodynamic vineyards throughout Kakheti, and all made with zero additions. ‘Ocho’ in Georgian mythology is the protector of forests and wild animals, so the cute critters on the labels represent animals that are facing extinction.