Pheasant's Tears | Mtsvane Tibaani
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or biodynamically grown hand-picked grapes which are vinified with little or no intervention. Winemakers often rely on indigenous yeast to catalyse natural fermentation, avoiding the use of any chemicals, additives or sulphites.
The result is wine which is alive, energetic, vibrant and unexpected – a welcomed contrast to the industrial practices of the wine industry.
Name of Estate/Domaine:
A really floral Rkatsiteli. Orange in colour, dense and cloudy, aromas of tangerine and passionfruit, texture and spice from skin contact and lees-ageing.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
Georgia - Tibaani - Kakheti
Arid continental, 300 metres above sea level, North Eastern exposure, alluvial sandstone.
This wine shows dried thyme and chrysanthemum petals, over a delicately-textured palate. Flavors of dried apricots and blossoms and assam tea tannins on the finish. Phesant's Tears is always a phenomenal buy and go-to. It is very much a living wine that’s best drunk in a single session
- Manual harvest
- Whole bunch.
- Fermentation in Qvevri
- Indigenous yeast. Ambient ferment
- Ageing in qvevri
- Malolactic: Yes
- No filtration.
- No fining
Classic versatile table wine - pair with salads and seafood or roasted meat, full spectrum.