Tbilvino Rkatsiteli

£11.40

Grape: Rkatsiteli

Country: Georgia

Region: Kakheti

Body: Medium

Abv: 12.5%

Size: 75cl

As the wine that was the inspiration for Turton Wines' founding, Georgian wine continues to have unrivalled breadth. Widely acknowledged as the origin of wine as we know it, Georgia began production over 8,000 years ago and has sites of ancient winemaking with protected status from UNESCO. Famed for their ancient Qvevri winemaking method and the ability to not only produce superb red, white and orange dry wines, but superb and quintessentially Georgian semi-sweet wines of all types.  

Tbilvino present a dry Rkatsiteli wine, the most planted native white grape in Georgia due to its hardiness, versatility and deep flavour. Light gold in colour, the bouquet shows light lemon, honey, peach and forest fruit. These flavours arise on the fresh and zesty palate, with beautiful notes of stewed apple on the finish. A wine of real local character and a great introduction to this grape.  Ideal with seared chicken, rice dishes, grilled fish, mature cottage cheese or mozzarella.

Tbilvino were established in 1962 and are a leading producer of Georgian wines. Their main winery and vineyards are rest in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains in Kakheti overlooking the fertile Alazani River Valley, with a second winery in the capital, Tbilisi (Kartli). Their team of experienced winemakers and a mix of modern and traditional fermentation methods allow them to create a wide range of wine styles.

Many Georgian wines source grapes from small family vineyards, so ingrained in culture that they are a strong part of family heritage. There are several wine regions that hold 18 Specific Viticultural Areas held in high regard, with careful monitoring and low yields. The ancient Qvevri method is still in wide use. Qvevri are large clay pots, buried underground to their necks for perfect fermentation and ageing temperature, often with skins and stems for full concentration. This method is a key part of orange wine production. 

Sub Type: White
Grape: Rkatsiteli
Country: Georgia
Region: Kakheti
Tasting Notes:

Bouquet of light lemon, honey, peach and forest fruit. These flavours arise on the fresh and zesty palate, with beautiful notes of stewed apple on the finish.

Appearance: Gold
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry
Blending: Varietal
Oaking: Unoaked
ABV: 12.5%
Vintage: 2018
Vintage Note: From the vintages available you will be delivered the earliest or a mix depending on quantities ordered. Please leave a message in basket if you require a specific vintage
World Type: Old World
Closure: Cork
Wine Size: 75cl
Suitable: N/A
Food Match: Chicken|Fish|Risotto|Soft Cheese
Producer: Tbilvino
SKU TBILVRKATSITELI

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