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“One of the oldest vinifera grape varieties known to man, Rkatsiteli is an elegant dry wine presenting a bouquet of f...Read more...
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Always an interesting wine this year’s version is particularly strong with wonderful notes of tropical fruits and exotic flowers on the nose. The p... Read more
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Drink this wine. Read your dusty history books, and then enjoy every savory sip. Read more
Food Pairings for Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli
Editorial Reviews for Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli
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
Drink this wine. Read your dusty history books, and then enjoy every savory sip.
Long finish and some pepper. Would order again.
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
Tried a second bottle - no changes...
Crisp and sassy with a bit of a tropical finish. Wonderful!
External Reviews for Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli
An obscure Eastern European grape, Rkatsiteli is closest in style to a Pinot Gris. Bright and refreshing, with bold acidity and zesty lemon, green apple and lychee notes. Food pairing: pasta, poultry, seafood Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: light Finish: crisp
An obscure Eastern European grape, Rkatsiteli is closest in style to a Pinot Gris. Bright and refreshing, with bold acidity and zesty lemon, green apple and lychee notes.
Green herbs and grass add freshness to the sweet aromas of quince and peach preserves on this interpretation of the Georgian Rkatsiteli grape. Intense fruit flavors persist on the palate, highlighted by lemon-lime acidity and lime-pith astringency.
Made from an old Georgian (think Caucasus, not peach trees) grape variety, the waxy paraffin-scented aromas give way to pear and quince, tinged with red apple skin and lemony acids. There's a certain crystalline quality to the fruit that's very appealing.
A soft, rich, inviting white, full of floral and peach nuances that end with a hint of earthiness. Drink now.
When there's a sage-roasted chicken crisping in the oven, pull a bottle of this floral white from the fridge. It's sweet peach flavors and scents of grass and straw will meld right in with dinner.
Dr. Frank makes the country's preeminent rkatsiteli, a dry and minerally white in '08 with scents of green herbs and scallions. Its flavors are lean and angular, with notes of crisp pear and lees. Ideal with a slightly fatty fish, like whole striped bass.
“One of the oldest vinifera grape varieties known to man, Rkatsiteli is an elegant dry wine presenting a bouquet of fresh flowers and herbs balanced with wonderful fruit and crisp acidity.” Winery
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