Estates limited release
Grape Variety: Rkatsiteli 100%
Region: Kakheti region, Country of Georgia
Category: Table Wines, Qvevi Wines, Oak Wines
Serving temperature: +11°C to +13°C (+51°F to+55°F)
Produced and bottled by Marani, Telavi Wine Cellar, Country of Georgia.
Selected block, RKATSITELI, of Kondoli vineyards has been green harvested during the first days of August in order to artificially reduce the grape yield down to 4-5 tons per hectare and thus, increase the overall quality and concentration of remaining fruit. At the end of September the grapes were hand harvested in small boxes, hand sorted in the winery, gently de-stemmed and lightly crushed into historical Georgian clay wine vessels Qvevri (Totally 10 Qvevries have been used) buried in the winery’s earthen floor. The fermentation was performed by natural yeast, found on grape skins. During the whole process of fermentation cap management has been performed only by hand punching, thus, overall mechanical impact on grape skins has been minimized and ensured soft extraction and integration of skin aromas. After 6 months of maceration in Qvevri, the resulting golden colored wine was decanted and transferred gently into traditional new oak barrels for 10 months further maturation. Light filtration was complemented by bottling and 6 month bottle aging in a cellar before the release.
Deep yellow color with golden reflection. Very complex aromas of white fruit marmalade, with cinnamon, rose petals and toasted almonds. Palate: First attack is big, mineral and soft. Flavors are complex with dried apricots, pears, sweet spices light vanilla and coconut notes. The finish is long and silky, with soft and mature tannins
Wine is suitable for fish and seafood dishes. Best served with meats. Delicious with pork and poultry dishes but get daring and see how this wine can shine paired with lamb. Perfectly combined with soft cheeses.
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