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Pheasants Tears Rkatsiteli - Buon Vino NaturalWine
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Pheasants Tears Rkatsiteli Georgia 2017 (Orange Wine)

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One Line Description Pheasants Tears Rkatsitel Georgia Orange Organic Wine, Dry Unfiltered Amber Wine
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Georgia
Producer Pheasants Tears
Vintage 2017
Wine Type Orange Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Rkatsiteli
Alcohol 12.25%abv
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 Level Below 50mg/l
Maturation Several months in Amphorae
Ageing Potential 5-8 years
Production Detail Long fermentation and skin maceration in Qvevri, clay Amphorae buried under ground, no fining, filtration and very little sulphur
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Hazy, Unfined, Oxidative Notes, Unfiltered


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.

Founded in 2007 by John Wurdeman and Gela Patalishvili. John is a painter and Gela is a winegrower with long family traditions in the industry. 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. Authentic wines from a lesser known region - served at The Forest Side in Grasmere.


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    The dried apricot, almond, minerals and flavoursome character of this wine would go so well with game or wild food like rabbit, pheasant or pigeon. Although I enjoyed it just with some nuts and crisps! This has character, great body and just felt luscious to drink. I'm not an expert on wine, especially the orange variety but now having tried a few; I would definitely stand by Pheasants tears as a solid go to. Low in sulphites always a plus for your liver, body and hangover! Delicious

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