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Marani Kondoli Vineyards Rkatsiteli

Winegrowing region:
Kakheti viticulture region
Climate type:
Moderate continental
Wine classification:
Estate owned single vineyrd wine.
Varietal composition:
Rkatsiteli 100%.
Grape source:
100% Kondoli vineyards. north facing bank of Alazani River.
Grape yeald:
6-7 ton/hectare
Wine type:
Dry vintage white
 
Cellaring:
Drink now, but will grow with vanillaand dry fruit notes for next couple of years of aging.
Wine analysis:
Alc.13,0% vol; Res. Suger: <3 g/l; T/A: 5-6 g/l.

Vintages

2012  |  2011  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007

Vinification

Selected block of Rkatsiteli K.05 of Kondoli vineyards has been green harvested during the first days of véraison (in August) in order to artificially reduce the grape yield down to 7 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 and undergone the full bunched pressing in the pneumatic press. Fermentation has been carried out by indigenous yeasts, 35% in new French oak barriques, 35% in old and 30% in stainless steel tanks to retain the freshness. Hand stirring applied for 9 month of barrique aging for flavor and aroma integration. Blending has been performed after 12 month of aging. Minimum filtering and bottling completed the process.

Tasting Notes

Color:
bright golden color
Aromas:
Peach and apricot aromas are essentially combined with notes of roasted hazelnuts.
Palate:
Is full and completely replicates the promise of the nose. In contrast to the previous vintage, the oaky notes are less tangible and fruity aromas are advance to the front stage. The aftertaste is full and sapid with fresh citrus notes.