Rkatsiteli from Upstate New York

by Kathleen Lisson
(Albany, NY USA)

The best wine I tasted this year was the Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli. It's a white wine, very fruity aroma on the nose and pleasant to drink.

I first tasted it at Vintage NY in Soho, then as a judge in the Golden Nose competition, then at the winery. I have a bottle in my cellar now, I can't wait to taste this great wine again.

Kathleen Lisson is a fellow member of the Wine Century Club. See her blog here

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Dec 28, 2007
by: Darby

I asked for unusual varieties and that's what I got. ..Well I thought it was an unusual variety until I looked it up in Jancis's Wine Companion.

Rkatsiteli is the most common white variety grown in the republics of the former Soviet Union. It is also grown in Eastern Europe, China and the USA. But as far as I know it hasn't made an appearance down under. Does anyone know if there is an Australian grower? We have a few growers of Saperavi, so why shouldn't we have it's white companion?

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