Rkatsiteli 2013
Shalauri Cellars
Georgia Kakheti
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About Wine
Shalauri Wine Cellars sources their Rkatsiteli grapes from the Gremi zone of Kakheti region. This artisanal wine is produced by the traditional Qvevri Method -- an 8,000 year old uniquely Georgian that utilizes a huge clay jar, Qvevri, buried underneath the ground to allow wine fermentation and aging in an even, naturally cool condition. This wine sees extended skin contact, 6 months, in the case of the Rkatsiteli, and low interference in the vilification process.
Wine Making & Technical Details
Grapes: 100% Rkatsiteli
Fermentation: Qvevri
Yeast: Wild/Airborne
Sulfites: Low
Unfiltered Natural Wine
Tasting Notes
Fruity aromas blend with walnut and dried fruit flavors, complemented with firm tannins and a rich savory finish.
Food Pairing
• Grilled Fish
• Creamy Pastas
Points of Distinction
• Natural Wine
• Balanced
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