Baia's Wine Tsitska Pet Nat
By Pete's Provisions
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
Sun-kissed straw, aromas of lemon, apple and hay on the nose. Citrusy, crisp and mineral body with good acidity
ABOUT THE WINERY
Young sisters Baia and Gvantsa quickly became well-known names not just in Georgia, but also outside of their homeland. In 2015 and in their early 20’s, they decided to continue their family traditions of winemaking in the beautiful village of Obcha, Imereti of Western Georgia.
Baia’s Wine is a small, tight-knitted winery created out of passion for their land while bringing new life and energy to a region with plenty of history. The ladies of Baia followed in their parent’s and grandparent’s footsteps, making exquisite wines with the Georgian traditional winemaking method in the Qvevri – large, egg-shaped amphorae earthenware vessels used for the fermentation, storage and ageing of traditional Georgian wine.
In the winery, Baia focuses on typical Imerietian wines from varieties such as Tsitska, Tsolikauri and Krakhuna, while Gvantsa makes red Georgian wines from the Otskhanuri Sapere, Aladasturi and Ojaleshi. In 2019, Baia was recognized in the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for her work in the vineyards. Today, seven acres of vines filled with indigenous grapes grow without pesticides or fertilizers, tended to with the biodynamic principles, with the most minimal of intervention as the grapes transform into wine.