2022 Pheasant's Tears Rkatsiteli Tibaani

Pheasant's Tears |Kakheti |Rkatsiteli
Rkatsiteli fermented in qvevri and aged in old oak - a great entry point into the fascinating orange wines of Georgia.

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Founded in 2005 by John Wurdeman and Gela Patalishvili, Pheasant's Tears is dedicated to reviving ancient Georgian winemaking traditions. Their vineyards, near the 6th-century Monastery of St. Stephen, span across several villages, focusing on rare white varietals.

The 2022 Rkatsiteli Tibaani, from the renowned Tibaani vineyard in Kakheti, showcases their mastery. Made from 100% Rkatsiteli grapes, this wine is fermented in traditional qvevri (clay amphora) for six months and aged in oak barrels, a modern evolution of the traditional clay-jar-only winemaking practice.

This amber-hued wine reveals aromas of fresh citrus, raw honey, and toasted grain. It shows fresh, clean flavours of green apple, apricot, and zesty acidity, balanced by a dry, savoury finish. A great example of the famous orange wines this country is world renowned for.

Perfect with roasted or grilled pork or poultry, this limited-quantity wine is a must-try for those exploring the unique flavours of Georgia’s winemaking legacy.

Pheasant's Tears

Pheasant’s Tears was founded in 2005 by American John Wurdeman and Georgian local Gela Patalishvili, with a mission to preserve the ancient traditions of Georgian winemaking for the next generation.

The history of Georgian winemaking stretches back over 6000 years, though many of the old techniques were being lost to modernity. John set up his winery, complete with qvevris (an earthenware fermenting and ageing vessel similar to amphora that is buried in the ground) up to 200 years old and set about producing wines that tell a rich cultural picture of the country and its history.

No additions, just ancient practices with ancient native varieties, these wines are wild and likely, unlike anything you've tried before.

Pheasant’s Tears founder John Wurdeman Pheasant's Tears

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