Tbilvino Qvevris Rkatsiteli 2020
Tbilvino Qvevris Rkatsiteli
“This entry-level Tbilvino Qvevris Rkatsiteli wine is an excellent introduction to the orange wine style, made with the traditional 6 months of skin contact, but less stems. Ripe apricot and pear fruit are supported by firm, but unobtrusive phenolics. There’s a typical hint of jasmine green tea on the nose. Drink 2019-2026” - 89/100 points, Decanter, September 2019
This wine is produced in the 8000 year old ‘Qvevri method’. A Qvevri is a uniquely Georgian creation, a large subterranean clay jar, in which wines are fermented and matured on the grape skins.
This gives Qvevri amber wines tannins approaching those of red wines, as well as a complexity of flavour and structure not found in other white wines.
Tbilvino is one of the biggest and most successful companies in Georgia. Its products are known, appreciated and trusted in more than 30 countries around the world. Experienced winemakers, a variety of local grape types and a combination of traditional techniques with new technologies are what makes the company able to offer wine lovers a high quality product and a variety of choices.
The history of Tbilvino dates back to the last century. In 1962, the largest wine factory was opened in Georgia, which soon acquired a significant place on the market and gained international recognition.
Since 1999, the company has been led by brothers – Zurab and Giorgi Margvelashvili. New administration began a completely new stage in Tbilvino’s history. Modern philosophy of wine production was introduced and the main idea of the philosophy became a consumer with individual desires and different taste.
Reconstruction of Tbilisi winery was completed in 2008. The building was fully renovated and equipped with modern technologies. During the same year, Tbilvino obtained ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 certificates and, as a result, became a member of the Certified Business Academy (ACB).
A new winery in Kvareli was launched in 2012. The grape processing and wine stabilization processes in Kvareli winery are performed according to the traditional methods, using the latest technologies.
Nowadays Tbilvino owns two big wineries that allow the company to produce 7.5 million bottles of wine annually. Tbilvino also owns 226 hectares of vineyards in Mukuzani and Kindzmarauli micro-zones, equipped with drip irrigation system. Vineyard cultivation process started with the consultation of Italian wine-makers in 2013, and the company was able to receive its very first harvest in 2017.
Tbilvino has received a great deal of international recognition and has won numerous prices in a number of international competitions, such as Decanter London, IWSC, IWC, Mondial, Berlin Wine Trophy and more.