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For thousands of years, the locals have been making wine in Macedonia. It was the crossroads of the ancient world, enriched by travelers and traders, and had only the finest spices, silks, food and wine.
Continuing this proud tradition, Jordanov Rkatceteli (pronounced "reh-kaht-say-TAY-lee") is a rare grape from the Mediterranean that is a bright, crisp, pleasing white wine. It has aromas of stone fruits, granite and fresh lemon-lime. Enjoy with fish, cheese or all by itself.
A vibrant, thick-skinned, cool climate grape, Rkaciteli originally hails from the Republic of Georgia. In the case of Jordanov, what we find most fascinating is the ironic planting in one of Europe’s hottest, driest regions. The Baltic continental front and Mediterranean front collide in Tikveš, North Macedona, creating a pocket with virtually no rain. The result is a study in paradox: lush, fruit-filled weight combined with a zinging finish that suggests 12% alcohol (vs. the official 14% listed on the bottle).
Color Straw yellow with greenish tinge
Nose Green apple, ripe pear, apricot and peach
Palate Plush and well-rounded, despite zinging acidity
Finish Perfect balance between freshness and strength with a medium+ finish
VINEYARD & VINIFICATION
Vineyard Location Tikveš, Povardarie
Varietals List 100% R’kaciteli
Farming Practices Sustainably farmed, including dry-farmed; grapes picked by hand
Elevation 200 m
Soils Rendzina (clay and sand)
Maturation Summary Bottled for 2 months
Alcohol 14.0 %
Acidity 5.1 g/liter
Residual Sugar 1.1 g/liter
Annual Production 50 bottles