Dila-o Rkatsiteli-Mtsvane Amber the perfect intro to Georgian orange wine
Dilao wines are produced by Orgo, a small winery located in Eastern Georgia in the Kakheti growing region that specializes in the 8,000 year old Georgian Qvevri winemaking tradition. All of their grapes are sourced from vines that are at least 50-years-old, which is rare for Georgia considering most vines were eradicated during the soviet era. The winery is a project between famous Georgian winemaker Gogi Dikishivili and his son, Temur. Temur’s youth and Gogi’s expertise create a dynamic of preserving ancient technique and skill while adding more modern twists to keep things interesting and fresh. The wine is 100% fermented in qvevri with indigenous yeast and very low additions of sulphites. This cuvée is a 50/50 blend of rkatsiteli and mtsvane that is made in a lighter, fresher style with 1 month of skin contact that is a perfect introduction to the world or Georgian orange wine. It has fine, delicate tannin with notes of dried apricot, pear, fig, lavender, and apple skin. Sustainably grown, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.