Rkatsiteli


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Rkatsiteli

 

(Kukura, Topolek, Korolek), a mid-season local Georgian variety of wine grape.

Rkatsiteli is cultivated in the Georgian SSR (primarily in Kakhetia), the Armenian SSR, the Kazakh SSR, the republics of Middle Asia, the Moldavian SSR, the Ukrainian SSR, and the Stavropol’ Krai of the RSFSR. The cluster is of average size, long and cylindrical, often with a single highly developed shoulder and of average compactness. The medium-sized berry is oval and greenish white or yellow with a tendency to brown in the sun. It yields 14–20 tons per hectare. Rkatsiteli is used to make high-quality wines of various types in all the regions in which it is cultivated.

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Today, in addition to local varieties, grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Moratel, Hindogni, Rkatsiteli, Riesling, Muscat Pink, Muscat Hungarian, Aleatico introduced from France, Italy, Germany, Georgia and other countries.
Preliminary results showed that pale-skinned Rkatsiteli grapes -- a popular variety that produces white wines with crisp green-apple flavours -- best endures ultra-violet rays.
Wines from the grape varieties collected in Azerbaijan, such as Rkatsiteli, Saperavi, Madras, Muscat, Chardonnay and Merlot,will be producedunder the brands "Bouquet Sheki" and "Askona", he said.
From gruner veltliner from Niederosterreich in Austria to rkatsiteli wines from Georgia to dry rieslings from the Morovia region of the Czech Republic, ther are plenty of unique options.
While in Moldova, for instance, Amerine found an Isabella (of the Vitis labrusca species indigenous to North America) that showed a "foxy odor, like Mogen David, but [was] not sellable." In Yalta, a Madeira made from Rkatsiteli that had aged four years in the sun was marred by an "off odor ...
WHITE Georgia has hundreds of native grape varieties, but Rkatsiteli is one of the better known ones.
White wine dominates the category, mainly because about 60% of the harvested grapes are of the white kind (Rkatsiteli).
The 2013 Heritage Chardonnay also won awards for Best Estate Wine and Best Vinifera, and the 2013 Heritage Brut tied with Tomasello Winery's NV Sparkling Rkatsiteli for Best Sparkling Wine.
The aim of our research was to study the chemical composition and antioxidant power of six table grape collected on the territory of the Russian Federation in the city of Pyatigorsk: Risus, Saperavi, Levokumsky, Gurzufsky pink, Rkatsiteli, Moldova [6].
The white Rkatsiteli and the red Saperavi are the most prevalent, but you may see some international varieties as well.
A very interesting blend of five grapes: Muscat, Rkatsiteli, Pinot Blanc, Gruner Veltliner and Pinot Noir.
A total of 26 red wines of the varieties Pinot Noir (n = 5), Cabernet Sauvignon (n = 7), Cabernet Moravia (n = 2), Seperavi (n = 9), cuvee of Saperavi and Saperavi Budeshuriseburi (n = 2), and Alexandrouli (n = 1) and 13 white wine samples of the varieties Chardonnay (n = 6), Sauvignon Blanc (n = 3), Rkatsiteli (n = 2), and cuvee of Rkatsiteli and other local varieties (n = 2) were assayed.