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.
IWSC, London 2013 – Bronze
Decanter, London 2013 – CommendGeorgian Valleys/Tbilvino2013Type:White Wine0.75 l£10.99
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.
Diploma at the Georgian National Wine Competition 2012Georgian Valleys/Tbilvino2013Type:White Wine0.75 l£18.99