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Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli (2019)

Rkatsiteli

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli (2019)

VINTAGE
The 2019 growing season started off late with budbreak and flowering beginning in June. The grapes would be playing catch up for the rest of the season. Summer was surprisingly even, not too hot or cool nor too wet or dry. These favorable conditions allowed the grapes to ripen slowly while maintaining acidity and aromatic complexity. The lack of rainy weather ... Full Description

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli (2019)

VINTAGE
The 2019 growing season started off late with budbreak and flowering beginning in June. The grapes would be playing catch up for the rest of the season. Summer was surprisingly even, not too hot or cool nor too wet or dry. These favorable conditions allowed the grapes to ripen slowly while maintaining acidity and aromatic complexity. The lack of rainy weather kept disease pressure low. We were blessed with a promising fall allowing grapes to fully ripen well into late October and early November.

VINEYARD
Rkatsiteli originates in the country of Georgia and it one of the oldest grape varieties in the world dating back to 3000 B.C. The grape has a very strong resistance to cold winter conditions and retains high acidity even in the hottest summers.

Dr. Konstantin Frank was the first to plant Rkatsiteli in the Finger Lakes during his experiments in the 1950s and 1960s. We grow just under 10 acres of Rkatsiteli on our Keuka Estate: 3.1 acres planted in 1983, 2.8 acres in 1987, and 3.8 acres in 2003. Our soils on Keuka Lake are shallow, Mardin and Volusia silt loam with high shale content which adds minerality, acidity, and elegance. Our vineyard is east-facing ranging from 980 ft to 1200 ft elevation and are at the deepest parts of Keuka Lake.

THE WINE
A classic vintage of Rkatsiteli vibrant with grapefruit, anjou pear, orange oil, lemon peel, and lemongrass all tied together with a profound sense of mineral depth. Ample in flavor and generous in acidity.
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Rkatsiteli
Name:
Rkatsiteli
Vintage:
2019
Price:
$16.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Rkatsiteli
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
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12-23 bottles
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20% off

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Rkatsiteli

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Volume Discount
4-5 bottles
5% off
6-11 bottles
10% off
12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

$16.99 / bottle

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