2018 Pheasant’s Tears Mtsvane
Intense Georgian juice here, notes from the importer:
This is another rare variety. The Mtsvane is sourced from a rented vineyard near Manavi village in Kakheti, Eastern Georgia. 60-70 year old vines grown at 550-600 metres altitude in very old decomposed volcanic basalt brown clay and blue sand over limestone bedrock. It spends 1 month on skins and stems (20-30% added back), shorter than 2011 wine which was 3 months. Mtsvane means ‘green’. There are several ‘Mtsvane’ variants of endemic varieties in Georgia.