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Satrapezo Icewine

Wine-growing region:
KAKHETI viticulture region
Climate type:
Moderate continental
Wine classification:
Estates limited release
Varietal composition:
Rkatsiteli 100%
Grape source:
Rkatsiteli southern block of Kondoli vineyards
Grape yield:
7-8 ton/hectare
Wine type:
Sweet white wine
Now, but will benefit from few years of aging
Total Production:
7 000-0,375l bottle
3 bottle cartons


2016  |  2013  |  2012  |  2011  |  2007


The fully frozen grapes in Rkatsiteli southern blocks of Kondoli vineyards and selected old Rkatsiteli vineyards in Ikalto and Gulgula villages in Kakheti have been picked in early December, when the outside temperature fell down to -9°C. At these temperatures the water portion of each grape separates from sugar, flavor and acid components. The water freezes and crystallizes leaving the other compounds as suspended liquid drops among the water crystals. The grapes were hand harvested early in the morning in small boxes, hand sorted in our winery, all the damaged grapes were removed and remaining fruit was gently pressed in basket press. The fermentation was held for 2 months period in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16-18°C. Afterwards wine was kept cold at around 0°C for 6 months. Light filtration was complemented by bottling and 6 months bottle aging in our cellar before the release.

Tasting Notes

Light golden with shimmering silver highlights
Nose is redolent of ripe pineapple, pears and nectarines and orange zest
Fruit flavours enhance the natural sweetness of the wine to give balance and intensity. A tantalizing fresh pineapple tingle lingers in the mouth long after wine has gone