Tsitska is a good-quality white Georgian grape variety, primarily grown in western Georgia, Tsitska is part of the Imereti family of indigenous Georgian vines. Tsitska ripens late and is not especially productive, but it is highly regarded by locals. The variety is believed to be among the oldest white grape varieties in western Georgia. Wine made from Tsitska has a pale-straw color and delicate aromas that improve with some barrel maturation. As a varietal Tsitska shows nice freshness and balance with aromas of linden and a note of honey.
Story’s Tsitska is made utilizing best of two worlds of winemaking, old world (Georgian) and modern (European). First grapes are fermented in Qvevri (Georgian clay pots) and than sealed for up to 6 months with skin. After wine is transferred to French oak barrels for prolonged aging. Best to be enjoyed at the room temperature or chilled.