This has everything I love about Khikhvi – the backed papaya and plum, a whisper of white blossoms and green tea on the nose, wonderful citrussy sharpness and ripe, dense tannins.
Hot stone and baked plum aromas dominate the nose, with some roasted twigs and herbs.
The fruit has a balsamic, pickled peach edge to it. When the tannins kick in, normally it’s game over for qvevri wines, but here the wine opens out to a long and very silken finish. Just glorious.
Ocho is a new line of wines produced by the DoReMi team, with input from their children. In general, I’d say the Ocho wines are for slightly earlier drinking than their DoReMi equivalents.