Rkatsiteli 2012
Georgia Kakheti
89 POINTS Wine & Spirits Magazine 2012
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About Wine
This white or "Amber" wine is made from 100% Rkatsiteli grapes. The wine is fermented and then aged in Qvevri for approximately 6 months, using skin contact for the entire period of the Qvevri aging. The darker color is determined by the longer skin contact, by the age of the vine trees, and by the terroir. The 2012 was Orgo's inaugural vintage and approximately 3,000 bottles were produced. This is a rare and unique wine drinks more like a red with grippy tannin and is meant for food.
Wine Making & Technical Details
Grapes: 100% Rkatsiteli
Fermentation: Qvevri
Maceration: 6 months
Yeast: Wild/Airborne
Sulfites: Low
Filtration: Unfiltered
Tasting Notes
The first thing you notice is the amber hue of this qvevri made “white” wine that comes from six months of aging on the skins. Lovely aromas of dried apricot, almond, truffle and hay. This medium to full bodied wine has grip, velvety tannin and drinks more like a red than any white you are used too. Sure to change your idea of a white wine forever.
Food Pairing
• Pork
• Turkey
• Red Meats
Points of Distinction
• Old Vines
• Dry Tannic
• Qvevri Wine
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