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Tikves Rkaciteli Special Selection

Tikves Rkaciteli Special Selection

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Tikves Rkaciteli Special Selection

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Tikves, Macedonia
Only $14.00 $11.90 per bottle
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The origins of Rkaciteli date back to at least 3,000 BC, as determined by archaeological digs and carbondated seeds. The fascinating and delightful nose produces scents of orange blossom, jasmine, white peach and apples. On its complex palate, look for pineapple, fennel, papaya, marzipan and apricot. With wonderfully zingy acidity, Rkaciteli is a delightful, refreshing white.
Tikves is the largest and most important winery in Macedonia. Vineyards all over the region, produce a host of local varieties like Rkaciteli, Plavac and Vranec, as well as international varieties like Chardonnay and Riesling. Rkaciteli—pronounced "rkah-tzeetely", and meaning “red stem”— originated in Georgia (where it is spelled "Rkatsiteli") and is one of the oldest known grape varieties.
Macedonia is a mountainous, landlocked country in southeast Europe with a long history of wine production. Tikves, the major wine region, is on the plains in the center of the country. Soft, rolling hills define the landscape, and the climate consists of long, hot summers and cool, rainy winters.
The Rkaciteli from Tikves makes a lovely aperitif to sip on its own, but it also pairs wonderfully with food. Its acidity and bright flavors make it exceptionally versatile. Fish and shellfish are natural pairings, as are Asian flavors such as Malaysian curries, Vietnamese noodles or Thai rice dishes. The Rkaciteli's elevated acidity will allow it to work with citrus- or vinegar-based salads and vegetable dishes.

Serve chilled (52°F).

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