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    Varieties: 100% Rkatsiteli.

    One of the oldest varieties in the world, and an indigenous grape to Georgia. Rkatsiteli is the most widely planted white grape in Georgia, and during the Soviet Union was one of the most widely planted white grapes in the world.

    Place of production: Rkatsiteli grapes are sourced from the microzones of Kardenakhi, Tibaani, Tsinandali, Gurjaani and Napareuli in the Kakheti region of Georgia. Kakheti is Georgia’s major (and best) wine producing region, found in the east of the country.

    Fermentation: After settling, the juice is fermented at a controlled temperature of 12/14°C in tanks, to ensure maximum fruit intensity and crispness.

    Tasting profile: This wine displays an apple and stewed fruit aroma typical for this variety, with a slightly sour taste combined with apple and honey flavours. Due to its excellent structure Rkatsiteli is often blended with weaker grapes to give more body and length.

    Food pairing: Rkatsiteli goes well with steamed trout, chicken, turkey and vegetable salads. 

    Awards:

    IWSC, London 2013 – Silver

    Decanter, London 2013 – Commended

    Georgian Valleys/Tbilvino
    2015
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £9.99
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    Varieties: Rkatsiteli 80-90%, Mtsvane 10-20%

    Place of production: Tsinandali is Georgia’s most renowned controlled appellation for white wines, found in the Alazani Valley region of Kakheti. Tsinandali is a blend of Rkatsiteli grapes (for structure and body) and Mtsvane grapes (for fragrance). Grape bunches for this wine are specially selected for quality by the winery.

    Fermentation: The juice is fermented at a controlled temperature of 12/14°C in tanks to ensure maximum fruit intensity and crispness.

    Tasting profile: Tsinandali wine perfectly preserves the aroma typical to the Rkatsiteli and Mtsvane varieties. Flavours of fresh grapes, quince and wildflowers deliciously combine with long-lingering essences of oak and vanilla.

    Food pairing: Tsinandali goes well with light salads, grilled vegetables, chicken with citrus dressing, and steamed fish.

    Awards:

    IWSC, London 2013 – Bronze

    Decanter, London 2013 – Commend   

    Georgian Valleys/Tbilvino
    2015
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £10.99
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    Variety: Rkatsiteli 100%

    This new wine from Tbilvino is produced in the 7000 year old “quevri method.” A quevri is a uniquely Georgian creation, a large subterranean clay jar, in which wines are fermented and matured on both skins and stems. This gives quevri wines a tannin structure approaching those of red wines, as well as a complexity of flavour and structure not found in other white wines.

    Place of production: Rkatsiteli grapes are sourced from the micro- zones of Kardenakhi, Tibaani, Tsinandali, Gurjaani and Napareuli in the Kakheti region of Georgia.

    Pressing: This Kakhetian traditional type of wine is not pressed off the skins until 2-3 months after primary fermentation.

    Fermentation: Wine must is fermented on stem, skin and seeds at a controlled temperature of 14/16°C.

    Maceration: Considerable amount of time is spent with the skins for post-ferment maceration which helps the phenolic nature of the wine transfer into finer, more complex structures.

    Tasting profile: Quevris wine offers a deep and rich bouquet of pine, pear and quince. The presence of ripe stems in the fermentation gives complex floral aromas. Flavours include apple and stewed fruit.

    Recommended with veal, mutton and barbeque. 

    Awards:

    IWSC London 2012 – Bronze    

    Georgian Valleys/Tbilvino
    2013
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £12.98
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    Varieties: 80-90% Rkatsiteli, 10-20% Mtsvane

    Special Reserve signifies a premium wine from the Tbilvino portfolio. Special Reserve wines are produced in limited quantities of only a few thousands bottles, from well matured, fresh and high-quality grapes. Lengthy aging in oak barrels completes a range of wines with a unique taste and complexity.

    Place of Production: This wine is produced from specially selected grapes sourced from the renowned controlled appellation of Tsinandali in the Kakheti region of Georgia.

    Fermentation: After settling, the juice is fermented at 12/16°C to ensure maximum fruit intensity and crispness.

    Aging: 100% of wine goes into French oak barrels for 4-5 months to pick up a subtle amount of vanilla flavour and added complexity.

    Cellaring: Tsinandali Special Reserve is a robust wine suitable for longer cellaring.

    Tasting profile: The wine is characterized by a high intensity of colour, where the usual straw colour of Tsinandali is enriched with tints of gold. It is distinguished with aroma of caramel, vanilla and quince, and has a medium body.

    Food pairing: Tsinandali special reserve offers a dominant aroma of quince, is medium-bodied and rich in the mouth with a smooth finish. It matches well with light salads, grilled vegetables, chicken with citrus dressing and steamed fish. 

    Awards:

    Diploma at the Georgian National Wine Competition 2012 

    Georgian Valleys/Tbilvino
    2015
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    Type:
    White Wine
    0.75 l
    £18.99