Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli 2017 (Orange Wine)

Organic 'Orange' Wine Recommended by Olly Smith - Mail on Sunday & Mail Online
Pheasant’s Tears estate vineyard plantings flow down the slopes of the eastern Georgian Kiziqi province overlooking the Alazani Valley and snow-capped Caucasus Mountains. The site itself is located near the village of Tibaani in the shadow of the 6th century monastery of St. Stephen. The terroir here is special, with long summer sunlight of over 14 hours a day and evenings cooled by the breeze from the gorge. The soil is composed of limestone, chalk and dark clay on the surface, whilst a metre deep lies a sandy loam mixed with gravel, providing excellent drainage for the vines’ root systems. Pheasant’s Tears are also committed to seeking out rare indigenous varietals and bringing them to market. Georgia has over 500 species of grape, many limited to tiny micro-regions at specific elevations and most unfamiliar even to the knowledgeable Georgian wine consumer - this rich heritage is in danger of being lost entirely.
Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli 2017  (Orange Wine)
Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli 2017  (Orange Wine)
Tasting Notes

The Rkatsiteli is from thirty year old vines, fermented naturally for thirty days with wild yeasts in clay Georgian qvevri buried underground. The wine is neither filtered nor fined and only a touch of sulphur is added at bottling. This delightful wine displays a golden amber in the glass with a nose of spiced wild honey. Dry and unexpectedly full-bodied in the mouth, with background notes of walnut and apricot on the palate. This will match well with roasted chicken or more exotic fowl like duck or quail. Enjoy now but will develop with further ageing. "Pheasant’s Tears Rkatsiteli 2011 from Georgia has a smoky and nutty tang" - Recommended Orange Wine - Olly Smith, Mail on Sunday & Mail Online

At A Glance
Country Of Origin Georgia
Region Kakheti
Grape Rkatsiteli
Vintage 2017
Producer Pheasant's Tears
ABV 12.5
Style Full-Bodied
Volume 75cl
Closure Cork
Serving Suggestion Serve Chilled
Food Pairing Game, Poultry
Organic Yes
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