Tasting Note: Beautiful medium amber color. Aromas of dried apricot and orange peel. Flavors of dried peach, baking spices followed by soft but firm tannin with a long finish.
Varietals: Rkatsiteli 40%, Mtsvane 40%, Khikhvi 10%, Kisi 10%
Style: Dry Amber
Food Pairings: Poultry, Braised Pork, and Creamy Pasta Dishes.
Our Amber Blend is a blend of four indigenous white Georgian grape varieties – Rkatsiteli, Kakhuri Mtsvane, Khikhvi and Kisi, harvested from our vineyards planted at the foot of the Caucasus mountains in Kakheti, the eastern most region of Georgia. This unique blend of white grapes is aged on the skins for 6-months giving the wine its distinctive amber color. In addition to a lovely color, the skin-contact imbues the wine with distinctive notes of dried peach, fuller body, soft tannin and thus creates a fifth category of wine that likely predates Red, White, Rosé and Sparkling. Some call it “skin-contact" and some “orange”, but since forever in Georgia the category was named Amber and so our name honors this tradition.
Teliani Valley Winery is currently one of the top producers of quality Georgian wine. Established in 1997 on the site of a 19th century winery in Teliani village, its first vintage was released in 2000. Teliani Valley has the longest tenure on the American market of any Georgian company. Their wines offer a great quality to price ratio and has received the highest Wine Spectator ratings of Georgian wines to date.