Fanagoria expands the assortment of its varietal sweet wines with a new line, Velvet Season

These wines are crafted from late-harvest grapes, kept on the vine as long as possible. In the process of drying, the moisture naturally evaporates, raising thereby the sugar level. The resulting product is light and fresh wine with a bright flavour and broad palette of taste notes and high level of natural sugars (glucose and fructose).

Head Winemaker Yuri Uzunov: “Technologically, late-harvest winemaking means keeping the grapes on the vine as long as possible to let them fully ripen. Then the grapes are picked manually and ‘raisin-ed’ in thermo-chambers with the help of hot air. For the red grapes (Cabernet and Saperavi), the required sugar levels are 24–26% on the vine and 31–33% after the ‘dry-curing’. For the whites (Riesling and Muscat), they are 22–24% and 31–33%, respectively. The fermentation takes place in thermoregulated tanks and is arrested by cold – so that we get naturally sweet wine. For a 0.5 l bottle we need 1.25 kg of white grapes and about 1 kg of red grapes.”

Red dessert table wine Velvet Season Cabernet

The wine is crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in the geographical indication “Kuban. Taman peninsula”. Colour – ruby-red. Flavour – with smoked cherry and chocolate notes. Taste – fresh and full, with a prolonged plummy finish.

Alc. 12 % by vol.

Sugar– 120 gpl.

White dessert table wine Velvet Season Muscat

This straw-golden colour wine is crafted from Muscat grapes grown in the geographical appellation “Kuban. Taman peninsula”.

Вино соломенно-золотистого цвета создано из мускатных сортов винограда, выращенного в винодельческом регионе «Кубань. Таманский полуостров».

Alc. 12 % by vol.

Sugar– 120 gpl.

White dessert table wine Velvet Season Riesling

This straw-coloured wine is crafted from Rieslling grapes grown in the geographical indication “Kuban. Taman peninsula”.

Alc. 12 % by vol.

Sugar– 120 gpl.

Red dessert table wine Velvet Season Saperavi

The wine is crafted from Saperavi grapes grown in the geographical indication “Kuban. Taman peninsula”. Colour – dark-ruby. Notes of blackthorn, sour cherry, prunes and chocolate on the nose. Palate – fresh and berrylike.

Alc. 12 % by vol.

Sugar– 120 gpl.

We are looking forward to your feedback regarding these wines.

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