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A dry white, produced in Kakheti region from specially selected Rkatsiteli grapes using an old traditional “Kakhetian” method. The grape juice and skins are fully fermented and macerated together for 5 months in a Qvevri (clay amphora buried into the ground) which gives the wine intense straw colour, deep tannin taste and structure. Its acidity and bright flavours make it exceptionally versatile. It is a strikingly aromatic wine that offers a deep rich bouquet of pine, herbs, pear and quince. The palate is well balanced with spice and tea flavours. Great with barbequed meats and spicy Asian dishes.
Country of Origin: Georgia
Wine Region: Kakheti
Type: Dry White
Volume: 750 ml
Seal: Synthetic cork by Nomacorc - from sustainable, renewable sugarcane-based raw materials.
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Grape variety: Rkatsiteli (100%). Sourced from Telavi and Sighnagi districts of Kakheti.
Fermentation: The wine is produced using traditional “Kakhetian” method. The grape juice and skins are fully fermented and macerated together for 5 months in qvevri (clay vessel buried underground) that gives the wine deep and full tannin taste and structure.
Tasting Notes: Amber in colour and aroma intense with floral notes, it offers a deep and rich bouquet of pine, pear and quince with slight floral nuances. The finish offers tannins, baking spices and floral notes.
Food pairing: Great with barbequed meats and spicy Asian dishes. Its elevated acidity will also allow it to work with citrus/vinegar-based salads and vegetable dishes.
Serving temperature: 10-12°C.
Awards: IWSC, London 2012 – Bronze
International Wine Awards Tbilisi
2013 - Gold
2012 - Gold
2011 - Gold
Georgian National Wine Competition, Tbilisi 2012 – Silver