From Shota Natroshvili’s vineyards, the Georgian Valleys Qvevris Rkatsiteli is made from 100% Rkatsiteli grapes; which are widely regarded to benefit most from the Qvevri method of production.
This traditional wine is not pressed off the skins until 2-3 months after primary fermentation. It is this extended skin contact which gives it an appealing amber/ orange colour.
Deep and rich aromas of pine, pear, and quince jump out of the glass.
While the presence of ripe stems in the fermentation process gives it complex floral aromas. Its appearance is beautifully golden/ amber in colour. Flavours include quince, apple, and stewed fruit.
Recommended food pairings: grilled/ barbecued meat and vegetables.
Thanks to its unique tannin structure, it pairs well with fish, poultry and red meat. It also holds up well to spicy dishes.
Interestingly – due to its versatility – it is possible to have a Qvevri amber wine throughout a whole meal (i.e. with your starter, fish course, main meal and/ or cheese board!)