Wine growing region: KAKHETI viticulture region.
Climate type: Moderate continental.
Wine classification: Estates limited release.
Varietal composition: Rkatsiteli 100%.
Grape source: Rkatsiteli S04 block of Kondoli vineyards.
Grape yield: 4-5 ton/hectare.
Wine type: Dry vintage white.
Cellaring: Now, but will benefit by 5-7 years of aging.
Total Production: 13 000 - 0,75l bottle; 300 - 1,5l magnum bottles
Packaging: 6 bottle cartons. Individual cartons for 0,75l and 1,5l magnum bottles are available at additional cost.
Selected block, RKATSITELI S04, of Kondoli vineyards has been green harvested during the first days of véraison (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 our 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 the long, around 6 months of maceration in Qvevri, the resulting golden colored wine was decanted and transferred gently into traditional new oak barriques for 10 months further maturation. Light filtration was complemented by bottling and 6 month bottle aging in our cellar before the release.
Color: Deep yellow color with golden reflection.
Aromas: 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.
Satrapezo Rkatsiteli 10 Qvevri