This dry white is produced in Kakheti region, Georgia. A complex and immensely flavoursome wine made from Rkatsiteli grape variety. This ancient Vinifera originates in Georgia and is one of the oldest grape varieties in the world. Meaning “red stem” in Georgian, it is an elegant wine, well balanced in sweetness and acidity. Aroma of tropical fruits, pear and melon is typical to this variety – Bright and crisp, refreshing and lovely. The taste is smooth with a hint of apple and lime notes.
Country of Origin: Georgia Wine Region: Telavi and kvareli districts of Kakheti Producer: Tbilvino Type: Dry White Vintage: 2013 Volume: 750 ml Seal: Natural cork Grape variety: Rkatsiteli (100%)
Rkatsiteli, a white-grape variety, is grown mainly in the Kakheti region and reaches full ripening from mid-September and up to the beginning of October. For the production of top quality wines its yield per hectare should not exceed seven or eight tonnes. In Georgia, Rkatsiteli is used for making both classic (European) and typical Kakhetian, amphora (Kvevri) fermented Vins de Table, Vins de Pays and AOC’s.
Colour: Pale gold Fermentation: The grape juice is fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 12/14°C. After fermentation, wine goes through batonnage to get more structure and aroma. Tasting Notes: Relatively floral and spicy aromatics are somewhat like Gewürztraminer and Riesling. It is an elegant wine, well balanced in sweetness and acidity. Aroma of tropical fruits, pear and melon is typical to this variety – Bright and crisp, refreshing and lovely. The taste is smooth with a hint of apple and lime notes.
Food pairing: Its acidity and bright flavours make it exceptionally versatile. Steamed or grilled fish are natural pairings, as are Asian flavours such as Indian curries, Vietnamese noodles or Thai rice dishes.
Alcohol: 13% Serving temperature: 10-12°C.
Awards: Georgian National Wine Competition Tbilisi 2012 –Diploma Georgia – Cradle of Wine, Tbilisi 2010 – Gold IWC, London 2014- Bronze; IWSC, London 2013 – Silver, 2012 – Bronze, 2011 – Bronze;