2018 Naotari Rkatsiteli Kisi Khikhvi Amber Wine, Georgia Kakheti, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
86
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$27.00USD

This is from the country of Georgia, and is a blend of 40% of Rkatsiteli (rah-kah-see-tell-y), 40% Kisi (key-see), and 20% Khikhvi (khee-kh-vee) grapes.  It is fermented in Kvevri (Amphorae) where it is allowed to macerate for six months.  The winery provides itself on being a "natural" wine meaning unfiltered and no use of sulfites.  At a recent tasting it proved to be a bit controversial and I liked it decidedly more than most of the group.  Golden in color with orange hues.  There is a lot of VA (volatile acidity) on the nose that was the chief problem others had.  A little can be nice a

2019 Dilao Rkatsiteli Mtsvane, Georgia, Kakhetti, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$17.00USD

The second label of the Orgo Winery.  This is a blend of 50% Rkatsiteli and 50% Mtsvane grapes from the country of Georgia.  The wine is made in Kvevri (Amphorae) but only stays for about a month during which it ferments on the skins with the stems and pips.  The result is an "Amber" or "orange" wine.  Very interesting.  Deep golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose is very nice but its hard to come up with terminology to describe.  There is a floral quality with a perfumed fragrance note.  Perhaps some cantaloupe.  Medium bodied although viscous at 13% abv.  Medium tannins.  On the pal