Sunday, April 15, 2007

Dimi White Wine

Dimi white wine comes from small areas in the Imereti region of western Georgia (seen above and below). Known to the ancient Greeks and Romans as Lazica and to Persians as Lazistan, this area was home to the early Georgian kingdom of Egrisi (Georgian: ეგრისი), which flourished between the 6th century BC and the 7th century AD. The Pitsunda Cathedral is one of oldest monuments of the Georgian Christian architecture constructed by King Bagrat III of the Bagrationi Royal House in the 5th century.

Dimi white wine is made from the Tsolikauri and Krakhuna grape varieties and is produced using an old local technique of fermenting the grape pulp to which some quantity of grapes husks is added. The wine is the color of dark straw and has a harmoniously fruity flavor with a savory astringency. Dimi contains 10.5-13.0% alcohol and has 6.5-8.0% titrated acidity.

1 comment:

Ed said...

I recently attended a supra in Dimi at a locals home where his home made white wine was served and it was very good. The Georgian hospitality in every home we visited was second to none.
A very enjoyable experience.