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  • proper n. A kind of grape used to produce white wine.


Georgian რქაწითელი (rkaciteli, literally "red stem"). (Wiktionary)


  • Rkatsiteli is a smooth, satisfying, and structured white that I think has a bright future in the Finger Lakes.


  • That Rkatsiteli is far from the only New York wine that will touch bloggers 'palates over the three-day conference however.


  • In Western Europe and the United States, however, Rkatsiteli is very rare.

    Rkatsiteli: A Future Finger Lakes Standout?

  • In the past year, I've chosen a Long Island malbec, an Rkatsiteli from the Finger Lakes and Tocai Friulano from the Hudson Valley.

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  • I've written about Dr. Konstantin Frank's 2006 Rkatsiteli already, but I chose it for this month for a variety of reasons.

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  • I had never heard of, let alone tasted, a wine made from the Rkatsiteli grape until I tasted a 2006 bottling from Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, on the western shore of Keuka Lake.

    Lenn Thompson

  • And so, it was with much excitement that I got to try the Dr. Konstantin Frank 2007 Rkatsiteli ($18).

    Lenn Thompson

  • Shouldn't we all be drinking Rkatsiteli, Muscat, and Gewurztraminer instead of Chardonnay?

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  • In addition to enjoying the meals, tastings and discussions, I'll be pouring (along with Finger Lakes contributor Melissa Dobson) Dr. Konstantin Frank's 2006 Rkatsiteli as a part of the live blogging portion of Friday's schedule.

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  • I love the Chateau Frank wines, particularly the Gewurztraminer and the Rkatsiteli.

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