A fantastic value introduction to Orange Wine, tradtionally made in Qvevri - exotic and mouthfilling with a dry and gently tannic finish
Made from the historically robust white Rkatsiteli grape grown on the dark clay soils of the Kakhetian vineyards, this is made in the traditional fashion with fermentation on skins and stems in Qvevri where is remains for around 6 months before bottling.
The distinctive label is a tribute to traditional Georgian folk song.
Georgia was one of the most important suppliers of wine to the Soviet Union, however as the relationship with Russia is now somewhat cooler than it was, these fascinating wines are becoming available to a wider audience. The Dugladze family have been making wine and spirits since 1904, and today have one of the most advanced wineries in country, allowing them to apply modern precision to the ancient techniques, making a superb range of beautifully presented wines which reflect Georgia’s noble winemaking tradition.
'' Dugladze has one of the most advanced wineries in Georgia. Dugladze manage to combine the ancient qvevri techniques and traditional varieties such as Kisi with really considered winemaking resulting in delicious, strikingly presented and – most importantly – great value wines'' - Jeremy Lithgow MW
Tasting Notes: Full bodied, with gently intense peach and dried apricot flavours. Exotic and mouthfilling with a dry and gently tannic finish, this can be drunk with a wide range of dishes, including roast chicken and mature cheeses.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 16.5/20 (average producer score)