Pheasants Tears Rkatsitel Orange Wine Georgia, organic, aromatic, full-bodied and rustic. The name comes from a Georgian tale in which the hero claims that only a truly outstanding wine could make a pheasant cry. The Rkatsiteli is from thirty year old vines, fermented naturally underground for thirty days with wild yeasts in traditional clay amphorae called Qvevri. Golden amber in the glass with a nose of wild honey, but dry, and unexpectedly, full-bodied in the mouth with background notes of walnut and apricot. Rkatsiteli will stand up well with roasted chicken or more exotic fowl like duck or quail. As the great wine connoisseur, Dolph Lundgren, says PT Rkatsisteli is “the strangest, toughest, most ass-kickin’, car blowin’ up wines of all.”. Made from Mtsvane grapes which are local to Georgia and make aromatic and fruity wines like the Rkatsitel which has notes of peach, pear and spice. Unfiltered and unfined - only a tiny bit of sulphur is added at bottling.
|Production Method||Natural, Organic|
|Wine Type||Orange Wine|
|Wine Style||Full bodied|
|Terroir||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|
|Total Sulphur||Below 50mg/l|
|Maturation||Several months in Amphorae|
|Ageing Potential||5-8 years|