Alazani Valley White
Variety: Rkatsiteli - 90%, Mtsvane – 10%
Region: Grapes are sourced out: 50% from Kondoli vineyards, 50% from North East of Kakheti region
Viticulture: Grapes are hand-picked at the optimum of their maturity at the end of Septembe , beginning of October.
Vinification: Softly de-stemmed grapes are cooled down to 4-6 degrees C, macerated on the skins for 8 hours and then gently pressed in the pneumatic press. Later the settled and free run clear juice starts fermenting slowly at precisely controlled temperature (15-18 degrees C) in stainless steel tanks. When the fermenting juice reaches optimum sugar/acidity balance, fermentation is stopped by cooling, in order to retain the natural sweetness and freshness of the wine. Wine is usually bottled a few months after the vintage.
Tasting profile: Bright golden color. Intense and elegant fruity aromas dominated by apple and melon. Refined and medium-bodied, lingering zesty and slightly sweet finish.
Food pairing: Traditional dishes of chicken and vegetables.