Kisi is a rare grape variety, which was almost extinct after the Soviet collapse. The wines are now making a powerful comeback in Georgia. Kisi grapes make a unique amber coloured wine, which is powerful in both colour and flavour. It is aromatic, with sound structure, strong tannins and balanced acidity.
Biomarani’s Kisi has crisp flavours of tea and dry fruit, with herbaceous hints. The dryness and refreshing astringency of tannins, create a long-lasting flavour. The wine has a 12,8% alcohol content, and with its powerful flavour, it is a great compliment to poultry, fish 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