Brilliant Wine Chat: Rkats & Bob

Jill & Phill sit down with Bob Trimble, The Wine Guy. Bob is, well, Bob! and we had a great time chatting with him about all things vinous. Bob cut his teeth on fine Bordeaux, but still tasted our decidedly-untraditional selection. This thrills Phill so much that he breaks a glass! But, like the true professional that he is, he continues with his unintentionally-stemless glass. So, What did we have?  Chateau Mukhrani Rkatsiteli. This is such a wonderful grape, and it makes a delightful wine. The Mukhrani has the typical lime zest and edamame notes I’ve come to associate with Rkats, along with a great, creamy texture.  The wine is from the Kartli region of Georgia, near that nation’s capital of Tbilisi. Rkatsiteli, itself, is a cold-hardy grape  indigenous to Georgia and we’ve had great examples from as far away as New York state. It is currently grown in China, so we may be seeing more of it in the future. But why wait?  Seek it out. Now.

Cheers!

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Find the Wine: Chateau Mukhrani Rkatsiteli
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