Khikhvi is a versatile grape, which originates from eastern Georgia, and primarily grown in Kakheti. Khikhvi grapes have a beautiful amber color, with a traditional bouquet of floral notes, along with a fresh, full, and harmonious taste.
Biomarani’s Khikhvi has an elegant flavor of dry yellow fruit and herbaceous hints of apricot. It has strong tannins and pleasant acidity, with a long-lasting sweet aftertaste. The wine has a 12,3% alcohol content, and it is a great compliment to meat, poultry and medium-strong cheese varieties.
The focus for Biomarani is to produce the best possible wine – without any additives, pesticides or herbicides in the vinification processes. With an EU organic certification, in combination with producing qvevri wine – our vineyard has found a unique combination and niche within the Georgian wine industry.
Territory: Tsinandali microzone in Alazani Valley, Kakheti.
Climate: Subtropical climate with moderate humidity. Hot summers and moderately cold winter. The annual duration of sunshine is more than 2300 hours.
Soil composition: Calcaric cambisols and calcic kastanozems. Average and heavy loamy, with light clay soils spread along short sections.
Average age of vines: 15 years
Height above sea level: 400-500 meters above sea level.
Yield per hectare: 35 hl/ha
Agriculture: Organic, no herbicides, no treatments with chemical and/or synthetic fertilizers, pesticide treatments limited to low doses of copper and sulphur.
Wine-making technique: Qvevri wine making techniques with fermentation process for 2 weeks and thereafter an extended maceration process with skin of the grapes (both reds and white) are kept for 5-6 months inside of qvevris.
Aging: Containers of stainless steel