About the 3 Qvevri Terraces system:
Papari Valley’s unique and innovative terraced Qvevri system enables vinification using gravity.
The first terrace: located in cellar, for fermentation.
The second terrace: located in cellar, for ageing.
The third terrace: located in basement, for ageing.
This Rkatsiteli has gone through the terrace system in 6 months, and is finally aged in Qvevri number 9.
About Rkatsiteli: Can be understood as Chardonnay of Georgia. Though it is now grown throughout Georgia as well as abroad, the Rkatsiteli white grape variety is believed to have first emerged in eastern Georgia in the first century. Rkatsiteli makes noticeably acidic but balanced white wines with a full flavor profile and good body. Restrained and refreshing, with crisp green-apple flavors and hints of quince and white peach, Rkatsiteli wines are more complex when produced using the traditional Georgian qvevri method. Rkatsiteli grapes result in high-quality table wines, regional wines, and appellation-controlled wines. Rkatsiteli grapes are frequently mixed with the Mtsvane Kakhuri variety.