Orgo, Rkatsiteli 2018
Orgo is an artisan winery that specializes in the 8,000 year old Georgian Qvevri wine making tradition. All their vines are low yield and at least 50 year old which is rare since most older vines were ripped up and replaced by more productive ones during the soviet era. It is fermented with native yeast and aged in clay Qvevri for approximately 6 months with skin contact the whole time. Very little sulfites are added. This is a great entry point to start enjoying this style of wines since it’s rich in flavors but light in tannins for orange wine. It has a bouquet of wild flower honey with notes of dried apple and apricots, followed by a complex aftertaste of sweet spices, dried herbs and light tannins.