This week Connal Finlay DWS is looking at two wines both made from the Rkatsiteli grape varietal – the oldest grape varietal known to man with a history that stretches back to 3,000 BC! The grape varietal is originally from Georgia, the oldest wine-producing region, and has largely stayed in the country as its ‘noble’ white grape.
This tasting is a particularly interesting one as it pits a Georgian classic with one of the leading wineries: the Pheasant’s Tears that is made by an American winemaker – John Wurdeman, against the Dr Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli from New York State. So it is an American’s take on Georgia within Georgia and an American’s take on Georgia in America! The other interesting aspect is that these two wines are made in quite different ways; one is orange and the other a straight white wine.
If you’d like to buy either of the wines then you can do so on our website.
For some of the Dr Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli – just follow this link: https://thecellar.store/collections/rkatsiteli/products/dr-konstantin-frank-rkatsiteli-2014
For some of the Pheasant’s Tears Rkatsiteli – just follow this link: https://thecellar.store/collections/rkatsiteli/products/pheasants-tears-rkatsiteli-2016
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