Hand Made Rikat | Rkatsiteli
An extraordinary white wine from sunny Thrace!
Made from the regional grape variety Rkatsiteli ...
Colour: Beautiful golden-hued yellow colour;
Aroma: Fine bouquet with hints of yellow fruit, flowers undertones, sage and thyme;
Taste: Medium body, harmonious mixture of fruit and flowers, supported by crisp acidity and well-balanced aftertaste.
Dry white wine from Thracian valley, Bulgaria;
Grape variety: 100 % Rkatziteli;
Harvest: Hand picked, the first days of September;
Vinification: The grape juice has been left in contact with the skins for a few days and consequently soft pressed. Controlled fermentation at 15-16ºС.
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HOW TO DRINK IT
Rkatsiteli is an ancient pale-skinned grape variety, cultivated in the region. The typical Rkatsiteli wine is best described as restrained and refreshing, with crisp green-apple flavours with hints of quince and white peach. It might be compared to good-quality Petit Chablis, or perhaps Pinot Grigio from northern Italy. Recently, it has been employed with great success in orange wines, where the grapes are left to macerate on their skins for longer, giving more complexity and texture to the wine.
Southern Region – Thracian Lowlands
This region includes around 35% of the vineyard massifs and is characterized by a moderate continental climate and good distribution of precipitation during the vegetation period.
Zagreus Winery was built in 2004, the year of the first harvest. The winery is an ultra modern building with a fully integrated cycle of production. In order to perform maximum quality control during the whole process of wine production, Zagreus only uses grapes from its own vineyards.
As of 2010 all wines of Zagreus are organic according to the directives of the European Union. No herbicides or pesticides are used in the vineyards. The owners are proud of their fully integrated cycle of production. The whole process from the vines to the bottle happens at one place and is in "own hands", which guarantees full quality control.
|Temperature controlled stainless still vats
|Oak barrels type
|225 l Bulgarian Oak Barrels /barriques/
|Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Lowlands