Khareba Winery, Kakheti (Georgia) Krakhuna 2017

($15, Provence Wine Imports):  Wines from Georgia — the country, not the state — are all the rage currently, in part because of their eye-catching traditional winemaking technique:  Fermenting the wine in qvevri, egg-shaped terracotta pots buried in the ground.  It turns out that not all Georgian wines are made that way.  This wine from Khareba Winery is made in a modern way — in stainless steel tanks.  And, thankfully, they’ve adopted a modern-day marketing technique of displaying a phonetic pronunciation of the grape (Crah-who-nah) on the back label.  This is a beautifully textured, mid-weight wine delivering a subtle spiced pear-like flavor and invigorating acidity.  Crisp and clean, it has a fresh saline-like finish.  It’s perfect for full-flavored seafood dishes or a roast chicken.
92 Michael Apstein Mar 31, 2020