Pheasant’s Tears Shavkapito 2017
Feiring Line Wine Society: February 2019 Selection
Fermented and aged in qvevri in the old-fashioned way. The shavkapito grape is much beloved in Georgia, kind of like a sentimental favorite but I’ve been impervious to its charms, doubting it could be a standalone. But this is solid, with a certain chocolate dustiness, some plum and blueberry and a mouthful of tannins, yet it comes in at that lovely low alcohol of 11.67 ABV.