2016 Okro's Wines Tsitska
John Okruashvili, or Johnny Okro's as he's universally known, is originally from Signaghi in the Kakheti region of eastern Georgia. Since starting winemaking in 2009 he has shown himself to be one of the leading figures in the Georgian wine community.
This wine is 100% Tsitska, from old vines that have never been touched by chemicals, planted in the region of Imereti in western Georgia.
Unusually for Georgia, the grapes are direct pressed with the juice entering the clay amphora without any skin contact. This creates a white wine with more primary fruit flavours. Think apple, rock melon and pineapple. It's a great introduction into the many mysteries of Georgian wine.