Pheasant’s Tears Rkatsiteli 2018

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Kakheti // Georgia

Delicious and delicate, full of spiced tea, orange peel and hay. Made Rkatsiteli grapes from 30 year old vines. Fermented spontaneously for 30 days in Georgian qveri. Unfiltered and unfined. 

The winery was established in the Khaketi region of Georgia in 2005 by John Wurdeman and Gela Patalishvili. As the Georgian wine industry was in the midst of modernisation, preservation of traditional Georgian grape varieties and the traditional way of making wine in qvevri were in grave danger of being lost. John and Gela wanted to ensure that these traditions were not lost. With limited resources the two set about buying their first vineyard and later building a cellar on the vineyard and production at Pheasant’s Tears commenced in 2007. Today they have vineyard holdings in several regions, and at last count they have planted over 400 varieties! The vineyards are managed organically, and the wines are fermented and aged in qveri, traditional Georgian earthenware vessels.