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Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli 2006

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Vinification: The grapes were picked mid-October after a long cool ripening season. The grapes were crushed, pressed and the juice was cold settled. The juice fermented in stainless steel and the fermentation was stopped after four weeks with a small amount of natural sugar remaining. The wine was racked, filtered, cold stabilized and adjusted for bottling. Description: The Rkatsiteli shows its characteristic fruity complexity resulting from early bottling. Along with the intense fruit are the typical spicy notes as well as pineapple and mango notes. The wine is presented in a dry version with the crisp acidity, the residual sugar and the tremendous fruit providing a very pleasant balance. The Rkatsiteli remains one of Dr. Frank’s greatest achievements in the Finger Lakes. Analysis: Alcohol: 11.4% Acidity: .92g/100ml pH: 3.43 Sugar: 0.75%

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Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars:
Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.

Editorial Reviews for Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,191
4.00 5
06/05/2009

Always an interesting wine this year’s version is particularly strong with wonderful notes of tropical fruits and exotic flowers on the nose. The palate shows a hint of sweetness that is well balanced by the acidity and keeps the richness of this wine in check. Nice notes of citrus oils and herbs on the finish keep this interesting from start to finish. Worth a look! Try this with soft washed rind cow’s milk cheeses. 89pts


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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
04/16/2008

Tasted at the Wine Century annual dinner: Off dry but not overpowering at all. Rather well balanced floral and surprisingly mineral wine. Nice. Serve with asian/ spicy foods


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
10/29/2008

Tried a second bottle - no changes...


Snooth User: DK in Mass
4522011
4.50 5
03/09/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli

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Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Wine Report 2009 2008 2007 2006 and 2005 have all named Dr. Frank the Greatest Wine Producer in the Atlantic Northeast. In addition Dr. Frank's 2006 Rkatsiteli was named #1 in the category of Most Exciting or Unusual Finds. `Dr. Frank sets the standard for this unusual variety and this vintage may be his best yet.` The Rkatsiteli shows its characteristic fruity complexity resulting from early bottling. Along with the intense fruit are the typical spicy notes as well as pineapple and mango notes. The wine is presented in a dry version with the crisp acidity the residual sugar and the tremendous fruit providing a very pleasant balance. The Rkatsiteli remains one of Dr. Franks greatest achievements in the Finger Lakes. Originally from the Caucaus Mountains in Georgia (the country not the state) on the border of Armenia and Turkey Rkatsiteli has found a home in the Finger Lakes of New York. Rkatsiteli has an ability to reach good sugar levels in cooler climates and has a natural high acidity making it perfe


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
03/05/2009

Full of grassy, grapefruit-driven fruit with spicy notes, strawberries, and a bit of white pepper. Long and graceful, this finishes very well.


External Review
05/17/2010

The Rkatsiteli shows its characteristic fruity complexity resulting from early bottling. Along with the intense fruit are the typical spicy notes as well as pineapple and mango notes. The wine is presented in a dry version with the crisp acidity, the residual sugar and the tremendous fruit providing a very pleasant balance. The Rkatsiteli remains one of Dr. Frank's greatest achievements in the Finger Lakes. - Winery


External Review
11/25/2009

Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli Finger Lakes 2006 750ML



Vinification: The grapes were picked mid-October after a long cool ripening season. The grapes were crushed, pressed and the juice was cold settled. The juice fermented in stainless steel and the fermentation was stopped after four weeks with a small amount of natural sugar remaining. The wine was racked, filtered, cold stabilized and adjusted for bottling. Description: The Rkatsiteli shows its characteristic fruity complexity resulting from early bottling. Along with the intense fruit are the typical spicy notes as well as pineapple and mango notes. The wine is presented in a dry version with the crisp acidity, the residual sugar and the tremendous fruit providing a very pleasant balance. The Rkatsiteli remains one of Dr. Frank’s greatest achievements in the Finger Lakes. Analysis: Alcohol: 11.4% Acidity: .92g/100ml pH: 3.43 Sugar: 0.75%

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