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Marani Kondoli Vineyards Rkatsiteli

Winegrowing region:
Kakheti viticulture region
Climate type:
Moderate continental
Wine classification:
Estate owned single vineyard 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 red
Drink now, but will grow with vanilla and dry fruit notes for next couple of years of aging.
Wine analysis:
Alc.13,5% vol; Res. Suger: <3 g/l; T/A: 5-6 g/l.


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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

bright golden color
Elegant, mineral, toasted and ripe yellow fruit
The mouth is full and ripe with bright notes of apricot, melon and white vineyard peach with light touch of toasted bread and sweet spices. The aftertaste is complex and prolonged with fruit, mineral, some sweat oak and citrus zest notes.