Artana Rkatsiteli Skin Contact
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Region: Artana, Georgia
Grape variety: Rkatsiteli
Artana Rkatsiteli Skin Contact has a nice combination of funk and acidity. Intense notes of grapefruit, tangerine, spice, and yeast.
Song: Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce
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About Artana Rkatsiteli Skin Contact
Artana Rkatsiteli Skin Contact is a skin-contact orange wine that we all can enjoy. A nice combination of funk and acidity. Intense notes of grapefruit, tangerine, spice, and yeast. This wine has a great potential to age to allow more rich flavors to develop! Pair with grilled stuffed pork chops.
About Artana Wines
Since 2014 the Akhvlediani family has been making wine in the village of Artana, located in Kakheti on the southern slopes of the Caucasus, where they’ve lived for generations. The location is considered one of the best areas in Georgia for growing regionally specific grapes like Saperavi, Kisi, Tavkveri, and Rkatsiteli.
Taso Akhvlediani has taken on the family tradition of making wine using these grapes and the qvevri that is so important to Georgian winemaking. The vineyard is dry-farmed, grapes are hand-harvested, and yeast is naturally occurring. After spending time in qvevri and going through spontaneous fermentation, the wines of Artana are bottled without filtering or fining. The Akhvlediani family are using tried and true methods while making wine that is lively and contemporary.
Rkatsiteli is an ancient, cold-hardy Georgian white grape variety that was so widely planted in what was the Soviet Union that in 1990 it was estimated to be the world’s third most planted overall. It is still widely planted in the former Soviet republics. However, it is grown in all of its wine-producing independent republics with the exception of Turkmenistan. It is, understandably, most important in Georgia.