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Pheasant's Tears Buera-Grdzelmtevana 2018 11% (750ml)
Amber - Very Dry - Tannins
Founded in 2007, Pheasant’s Tears was set up to revive the ancient traditions of Georgian winemaking. The vineyard plantings flow down the slopes of the eastern Georgian Kiziqi province overlooking the Alazani Valley and snow-capped Caucasus Mountains. The Pheasant’s Tears principal site is located near the village of Tibaani in the shadow of the 6th-century Monastery of St. Stephen.
This orange wine s a field blend of Buera and Grdzelmtevana, two ancient and rare endemic grape varieties. The soil is brown alluvial, with sandstone and quartz. The grapes were partly destemmed but kept on the skins macerating for six months in traditional Georgian qvevri. Unfiltered and unfined, this is classically amber in hue with texture and tannins.
Grapes: Buera, Grdzelmtevana
Pair with: Hard cheese, potato salad