Royal Khvanchkara

Royal Khvanchkara - Tsolikouri 2021 - Dry White Wine

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Royal Khvanchkara - Tsolikouri 2021 - White Dry Wine - ABV 13.0%

This Tsolikouri from west Georgia is made into a white dry wine, and is especially tender and pleasant.  Light-bodied white.  Very refreshing wine with a slightly creamy texture and soft acidity. It has a broad texture and subtle notes of yellow fruit. Traditional and well-adopted viticulture practices are the rule. Slow and long maturation aids grapes to form varietal flavors.

About the Winery

Royal Khvanchkara Winery is located in Ambrolauri, in the heart of the exceptionally beautiful mountainous Racha Region. The winery itself has a long history of being premier producer of the famed and cherished wines from this region for well over a century. The facility had suffered decline, was purchased by current owners, underwent extensive restoration and modernization keeping its grand architecture and heritage. It is popular destination stop for visitors to the region.

Winemaker Notes

Crushing & de-stemming of grapes and immediate chilling of must at about +41 to 43°F while transferring for juice separation or skin maceration under strict inert gas ambient. Juice separation followed by juice settling under temperature control. Prevention of oxidation while settling the juice to maximize varietal aroma expression. Decantation of clarified juice and its transfer for fermentation at 56 to 59°F. Post fermentation elevage while «sur lie» with strict temperature control. Style balance.

Vineyard Notes

The grapes for this wine are grown in the Imereti Region of West Georgia. Vines are planted 2100-2400feet elevation. Soil is brown clay with stony sandy underlay. Vines are treated only manual including selective picking my hand ready for harvest. Viticulture is minimal intervention, lutte raisonnée.

Technical Details

Winemaker Lado Uzunashvili (renowned internationally)
Varietal Breakdown: Tsolikouri 100%
ABV 13%
Fermentation Stainless, 22-25 days fermentation, no skins
Sulfur: 23 mg/l free, 116 total
Filtration/Fining fine filtration to retain crispiness
Bottles Produced: 15,000

Royal Khvanchkara - Tsolikouri 2021 - Dry White Wine
Royal Khvanchkara - Tsolikouri 2021 - Dry White Wine
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