Founded in 2004 in Sighnaghi in the Kakheti region of Georgia, Okro’s Wines is one of the leading lights of Georgia’s reinvention of natural wine, and exporting of such. Alongside John Wurdeman of Pheasants Tears, Okro’s Wines has been at the forefront of producing ultra-traditional but approachable wines from Georgia, focussing on old school skin fermentation for white grapes, use of kvevri (Georgian traditional amphora) and organic winemaking with no additions (including sulphur).
This tsitska (local white grape) is a textural tour de force. Blistering with crisp, tangy acidity, shrouded in the chalkiness of skinsy pucker so often seen in Georgian white wines, imbued with attractive stone fruit character and light, peppery-herbal detail, this is such an interesting and delicious wine to drink. Best paired with a hearty feast, it’s a complex, architectural and fascinating expression, with refreshment factor built in.