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Satrapezo 10 Qvevri

Wine growing region:
KAKHETI viticulture region
Climate type:
Moderate continental
Wine classification:
Estates limited release
Varietal composition:
Rkatsiteli 100%
Grape source:
Rkatsiteli S04 block of Kondoli vineyards
Grape yield:
4-5 ton/hectare
Wine type:
Dry vintage white
Now, but will benefit by 5-7 years of aging
Total Production:
13 000 - 0,75l bottle; 300 - 1,5l magnum bottles
6 bottle cartons. Individual cartons for 0,75l and 1,5l magnum bottles are available at additional cost.


2016  |  2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007


Selected block, RKATSITELI S04, of Kondoli vineyards has been green harvested during the first days of véraison (August) in order to artificially reduce the grape yield down to 4-5 tons per hectare and thus, increase the overall quality and concentration of remaining fruit. At the end of September the grapes were hand harvested in small boxes, hand sorted in our winery, gently de-stemmed and lightly crushed into historical Georgian clay wine vessels Qvevri (Totally 10 Qvevries have been used) buried in the winery’s earthen floor. The fermentation was performed by natural yeast, found on grape skins. During the whole process of fermentation cap management has been performed only by hand punching, thus, overall mechanical impact on grape skins has been minimized and ensured soft extraction and integration of skin aromas. After the long, around 6 months of maceration in Qvevri, the resulting golden colored wine was decanted and transferred gently into traditional new oak barriques for 10 months further maturation. Light filtration was complemented by bottling and 6 month bottle aging in our cellar before the release.

Tasting Notes

Deep yellow color with golden reflection
Very complex aromas of white fruit marmalade, with cinnamon, rose petals and toasted almonds
First attack is big, mineral and soft. Flavors are complex with dried apricots, pears, sweet spices light vanilla and coconut notes. The finish is long and silky, with soft and mature tannins