Rkatsiteli, a white-grape variety, is grown mainly in the Kakheti region but it is also present in other regions of Georgia and elsewhere. In Kakheti, it reaches full ripening from mid-September and up to the beginning of October. For the production of top quality wines its yield per hectare should not exceed seven or eight tonnes. In Georgia, Rkatsiteli is used for making both classic (European) and typical Kakhetian, amphora (Kvevri) fermented Vins de Table, Vins de Pays and AOC’s. Rkatsiteli wine is often blended with Kakhetian Mtsvane. Rkatsiteli also produces a large range of white wines, from fortified to ice-wines. Principal micro-zones include Kardenakhi, Tibaani, Tsinandali, Gurjaani, Napareuli. We make a number of wines from the Rkatsiteli grape – among them are white Rkatsiteli, Tsinandali, Gurjaani, Vazisubani, Sachino, Alaznis Veli, and Tbilisi.
Armazi Wines uses Rkatsiteli for its white medium sweet Alazani Valley.
This is a Georgian white-grape variety from the Kakheti region which reaches full ripening from the second half of September. Average yield per hectare is 5-8 tons. Yields for Kakhetian Mtsvane must be limited in order to maintain quality. It is used for making both, classic (European) and typical Kakhetian, amphora (qvevri) fermented Vins de Table, Vins de Pays and AOC’s. Principal micro-zones: Manavi, Tsinandali, Akhmeta.
Armazi Wines uses Kakhetian Mtsvane as a blend for its Tsinandali AOC.
This is a Georgian red grape variety grown in Kakheti and other regions of Georgia, and it can also be found outside Georgia. Saperavi reaches full ripening started from the second half of September, with the harvest-time lasting up to the end of October. Saperavi’s average yield per hectare amounts to 8-10 tons. Wines produced from Saperavi (Vins de Tables as well as AOC’s) are suitable for extended aging and it is also used for producing naturally sweet wines and rosé. Principal micro-zones: Mukuzani, Akhasheni, Khashmi, Kindzmarauli, Napareuli, Khvareli, Kondoli.
Armazi Wines uses Saperavi for its all red wines: Alazani Valley, Saperavi , Mukuzani AOC and Kindzmarauli AOC.