Rkatsiteli, Orgo, Khaketi, Georgia 2019
Regular price £22.40
Gogi Dakishvili is a force of nature and arguably among the most influential people in the Georgian wine industry. He is consultant to the large Schuchmann winery, where he overseas their excellent range of modern wines. However he also presides over his own passion project, focussing on the use of traditional clay amphora for vinification and maturation.
His winery is located in Telavi, in the heart of the Kakheti district, the warmest winemaking region in the country. The vines are planted on both banks of the wide valley of the Alazani River on its eastwards flow towards the Caspian Sea (via Azerbaijan). It is bordered to the north by the magnificent Caucasian mountains. These provide a weather block as well as plentiful water year-round.
100% Rkatsiteli. The wine is fermented and then aged in Qvevri for approximately 6 months, using skin contact for the entire period of the Qvevri aging. Fresh and elegant with characteristic honeyed stone fruit flavours.