2021 Pheasant's Tears Quinta14262
WINEMAKER: John Wurdeman
REGION: Kakheti, GE
VARIETAL: Tavkveri, Shavkapito, Danakharuli, Goruli Mtsvane, Chinuri
The Quinta Red Blend from Georgian winemaking mavericks Pheasant Tears is a field blend of 5 indigenous grapes (tavkveri, shavkapito, danakharuli, goruli mtsvane and chinuri), it undergoes 5 days of skin contact before aging in Georgian Qvevri (clay pots), which are buried in the ground to naturally regulate the temperature. The wine has super-balanced tannins that bring together raspberries, damson berries, and violet notes on the palate with a black forest vibe on the nose. Like the best Georgian wines, it possesses earthiness and real fruit flavours balanced by energetic acidity and those fine-grained tannins.
Founded in 2007 by American artist John Wurdeman and Georgian farmer Gela Patalishvili, Pheasant's Tears aims to preserve Georgia's rich winemaking heritage dating back over 6000 years. All their wine is fermented and aged in qvevri, traditional Georgian vessels made of clay, lined with beeswax and buried in the ground.