During both our trips to Georgia 2015 and 2019, Didimi’s Krakhuna was part of every wine line-ups accompanying meals hosted by the growers we visited. Best credit one can get. The colour is pale with a minerally Riesling-like nose and a fresh, even explosively fruity palate.
‘Bone-dry with invigorating crisp sparky minerals and cool yellow fruits’ John Wilson, Irish Times July 2016
‘...this appley Georgian white was a superb match for organic salmon with pickled vegetables’ Mary Dowey, The Gloss Magazine, February 2017
‘I am Didimi from Dimi and this is my Krakhuna’ - ‘Yes, that really is its title. A gorgeous, savoury white, quite like a hefty, uber-dry Riesling, with a hint of sweet fruit hiding beneath a tannic blanket’ Tomás Clancy, Sunday Business Post
DIDIMI MAGHLAKELIDZE, Imereti
There are many vineyards south of Kutaisi, the country’s second city. This region is more humid than Kakheti and many of the vines grow on pergolas. Viticulture is organic and the main variety is Krakhuna, indigenous grape of Western Georgia.
Didimi, his wife Endi with the help of their nephew Ramaz Nikoladze produced this highly sought-after wine in glass demi- johns without skin contact.