Dano Winery - Rkatsiteli 2018
Producer: Dano Winery
Wine name: Rkatsiteli
ABV: 12.0

From a young and hyped winemaker who did not yet own any quevris, this is a very accessible Rkatsiteli, fermented with only a few weeks’ skin contact in stainless steel tanks. There’s attractive yellow plum fruit, raisin and a hint of caramel. There are typically grippy tannins that don’t dominate, so the wine as a whole is harmonious and already very accessible.

The production methods may be more western (although this was still produced largely without intervention – no added yeasts, unfiltered, etc), but this has stayed very true to its Georgian roots, with great varietal expression and a nod to the Khatetian style.