Rkatsiteli is the oldest wine grape known to man with origins in the Republic of Georgia. An herbaceous wine with notes of fresh basil, lime rind, peach and elegant mineral undertones.
Rkatsiteli, introduced to America by Dr. Konstantin Frank, has its origins on the slopes of mount Ararat, where winemaking began. The cool climate of this area produces a fruity wine with a light herbaceous aroma. Chilled, it goes well with salmon and other fish dishes, Chinese food and hearty dishes which might overpower more delicate wines.
Dr. Konstantin Frank, known as "the father of vinifera" in the Eastern United States, pioneered viticultural methods that a generation of Eastern wineries have used to grow these superb varieties of European grapes.