Created in qvevri, imparting a certain earthy, savory quality to the otherwise fruit-driven wine w/fresh apple & pear. Minerally in texture, with soft fruit & gentle acidity.Mitchell Sokolin and Boris Portnoy bought a vineyard in Manavi Kakheti last year in Georgia. This is the wonderful result. I met Boris in the Oakland at The Punchdown in 2011, he was a Georgia nut then, with a 50 CC motorbike that had a trailer that housed a tandoor oven from which he could make Khachakuri. He now lives down under and started All Welcome Bakery. Mitch is from New York originally.