Rkatsiteli is a white grape variety of Georgian origin and is one of the oldest grape varieties in the world. It is known for its resistance to cold winter weather and ability to retain good acidity, even in hot summers. The grape is used to make a wide range of wines including table wines, sparkling wines, sweet wines, fortified wines, and brandy. Rkatsiteli is primarily grown in Georgia, particularly in the region of Kakheti, but is also found in other countries such as the United States, China, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and Armenia. Rkatsiteli wines are typically described as restrained and refreshing, with crisp green-apple flavors and hints of quince and white peach. It is also used to make orange wines, where the grapes are left to macerate on their skins for longer to give more complexity and texture to the wine.