Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli

Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli

This natural "orange" wine from the Republic or Georgia is for any who are curious to try this oxidative, unique style. This Rkatsiteli was fermented and aged in qvevri, or clay amfora, for six months. The slow intake of oxygen makes this wine distinctly not gold, not brilliant, but appetizing. Aromas of raw honey, walnuts, and lightly dried apricots merge with a tannic palate.

This wine comes from the Bodbiskhevi vineyard in Kakheti, Georgia. Rkatsiteli takes up the largest scope in Kakheti and provides high quality production for making European and Kakhetian type white table wines as well as dessert wines. Rkatsiteli is the native grapevine species of Kakheti. It originates from the domesticated species of the Alazani valley. Investigations conducted by the Institute of Viticulture and Enology have revealed that in Saingilo, particularly in the village of Kakhi, there are nowadays many vineyards of old Rkatsiteli (about 200 ha). The harmonious development of Rkatsiteli and its originality are astonishing.

All vineyards are managed organically, the vines tended by hand and the grapes hand-picked in the cool of the morning. The desire here is to express site through the chosen variety.


  • Georgia
  • Natural
  • Vegan Friendly
  • White Wine
  • Other White

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
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Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
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