The wines are dry and white, with a dark amber colour – thanks to skin maceration which draws out as much colour as possible from the white skins.
Rkststiteli is a relatively neutral grape, with flavours of apple, nectarine and floral white blossomy notes. But when it’s fermented in qvevri, the flavours become much more complex. They become more complex, creating flavours of quince, honey, dried apricots and beeswax. Consequently, qvevri fermentation is common for Rkatsiteli.