Dondghlabi, Archil Guniava 2019 (Imereti, Georgia)
100% Dondghlabi a rare white grape from Imereti on the verge of going extinct, but Archil and his family are one of the only producers keeping it alive. Organically grown and macerated for 4 months on the skins in generations old Qvevri, where it ages on the lees for another 5 months before getting bottled unfiltered with minimal sulfur added. Lighter and brighter than the skin maceration might make you think, with soft, plush tannins and ripe orchard fruit. Delicious and unique.