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Rkatsiteli (‘Rkaciteli’ in Macedonian) – “Peach and grapefruit flavours…vegetal and peppery notes…slightly oily texture, with noticeable minerality.”

Prominent throughout the former Soviet Union – particularly its ancestral home of Georgia – Rkatsiteli (‘Rkaciteli’ in Macedonian) is widely-regarded as one of the world’s oldest grape varieties.

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Score – 83/100 (non-blind)


  • Name – Rkaciteli Special Selection
  • Vintage – 2011
  • Variety – Rkatsiteli (‘Rkaciteli’)
  • Region – Tikveš, Macedonia
  • Alcohol – 13%
  • Serving temperature – 10-12 degrees

Tasting Notes

  • Golden yellow colour, with a green hue;
  • Peach and grapefruit flavours, though rather unpronounced;
  • Vegetal and peppery notes;
  • Slightly oily texture, with noticeable minerality;
  • Short-to-medium, simple finish;
  • Refreshing acidity makes it an ideal accompaniment for fish and seafood.

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