Okro's Wines, Rkatsiteli, 2018
Sighnaghi, Eastern Georgia
Founded in 2004, Okro’s Wines focuses on producing fine natural wine from regional Eastern Georgian grape varieties. All Okro’s wines are made with traditional Georgian techniques, and grapes are harvested organically with no chemical additives. Six Georgian varieties of grapes are grown on Okro’s 5.5-hectare estate: Rkatsiteli, Mtsvane, Saperavi, Budeshuri, Tsolikouri, and Tavkveri.
An orange wine that's more extreme and intensely amber in color. On the palate, it's dry and tannic and bit cloudy. Full of character to say the least and in a great way. Winemaker John Okruashvili vinifies this wine in qvevri for 18 months.