In upper and central Imereti, Tsitska is principally used to make sought after sparkling wines. Typical of the numerous indigenous grape varieties, Tsitska is confusingly known by several other names depending on where it is grown. If you come across Shanti or Tsitsko, you still have Tsitska. In the villages of central Imereti, it is also called Male Tsitska. In foreign ampelographical works (Viala and Vermoreli, Guioni, Piula and Goete), Tsitska is also mentioned and briefly described under the name Tsitska da Chanti.

The only thing you need to know about Tsitska is that it’s delicious. This version is plush with aromas of yellow fruits, quince, melon and apple with a honeyed top note too. Again, a lovely nervy acidity keeps the wines fresh and tangy.

A few must haves

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