Amber dry wine, made from Rkatsiteli grape variety from Kakheti region in Eastern Georgia.
This wine has aromas of ripe froots - apple , peach, pear.
Integrated tannins with medium + body and well balanced acidity.
Classic Kakhetian Qvevri Rkatsiteli is a rare amber wine that can be paired well with multiple different dishes. It pairs excellently with Lebanese, Turkish, Iranian and even Indian cuisines including spiced meats, aromatic rice, lentils, bean dip, and smoked eggplant . High tannins of this wine accentuates the flavour of the grilled pork as well.
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Rkatsiteli, whose name means “red stem” (rka=vine cane; tsiteli=red) is the leading white grape variety in Georgia, comprising 43% of all vineyard plantings across 20,000 hectares. The time of its origin is uncertain, but is native to Kakheti in eastern Georgia and is cultivated throughout the province, as well as in Kartli. Rkatsiteli is favored by growers because it is less finicky as to site, and can achieve relatively high sugars while retaining its acidity; contemporary bottlings easily can have 13% alcohol by volume. It is arguably most expressive when grown on the northwestern part of the Alazani Valley in the Akhmeta-Ikalto zone, in the villages of Kondoli, Tsinandali, Kisiskhevi, Vazisubani and Mukuzani.
Rkatsiteli’s cylindrical, medium-sized bunches contain medium-sized, oval berries; when dry-farmed, the grapes acquire a pinkish-yellow hue. Late-budding (the end of April) and late-maturing (early October, after Mtsvane Kakhuri), for vitis vinifera, Rkatsiteli is relatively resistant to downy mildew when grown in Kakheti; it is less resistant in the western, more humid regions. A hardy vine, it can withstand most winter frosts.
Rkatsiteli is produced through both traditional and European vinification methods, and is the principal grape in most Kakhetian white wines.
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