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Satrapezo 10 kvevri

Wine growing region:
KAKHETI viticulture region.
Climate type:
Moderate continental
Wine classification:
Estates limited release
Varietal composition:
Rkatsiteli 100%
Grape source:
RKATSITELI S04 block of Kondoli vineyards.
Grape yield:
4-5 ton/hectare.
Wine type:
Dry vintage white.
Cellaring:
Now, but will be benefited by 5-7 years of aging.
Total Production:
6000-0,75l bottle; 300-1,5l magnum bottles.
Packaging:
0,75X6 bottle cartons. Individual cartons for 0,75l and 1,5l magnum bottles are available at additional cost.

Vintages

2012  |  2011  |  2010  |  2009  |  2008  |  2007

Vinification

Selected block, RKATSITELI S04, of Kondoli vineyards has been green harvested during the first days of véraison (August) in order to artificially reduce the grape yield down to 4-5 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, gently de-stemmed and lightly crushed into historical Georgian clay wine vessels ‘KVEVRI’ (Totally 10 KVEVRIES have been used) buried in the winery’s earthen floor. The fermentation was performed by natural yeast, found on grape skins. During the whole process of fermentation cap management has been performed only by hand punching, thus, overall mechanical impact on grape skins has been minimized and ensured soft extraction and integration of skin aromas. After the long 20-25 days maceration, the resulting golden colored wine was decanted and transferred gently into traditional small oak barriques for 10 months’ further maturation. Light filtration complemented by bottling and 6 month bottle aging in our cellar before the release.

Tasting Notes

Color:
Deep yellow color with golden reflection.
Aromas:
Very complex aromas of white fruit marmalade, with cinnamon, rose petals and toasted almonds.
Palate:
First attack is big, mineral and soft. Flavors are complex with dried apricots, pears, sweet spices light vanilla and coconut notes. The finish is long and silky, with soft and mature tannins.