Fanagoria Releases 3 New F-Style Wines

In June 2019, Fanagoria Winery expanded its F-Style line with three new white single-varietal wines: F-Style Aligoté 2018, F-Style Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (white), and F-Style Cabernet Franc (white). All wines have been categorized as ‘protected geographical indication’: Kuban. Taman peninsula.

Interesting facts:

- Fanagoria has for several years been not producing single-varietal Aligoté. Upon customers’ requests who remembered this variety in the NR extension line, a decision was taken to resume its production in a highly sought-after line, F-Style, at a higher quality level: the grapes now are exposed to ‘green harvest’ and six-month-long maturation on lees.

- The sales volumes of off-dry F-Style Cabernet White 2017, as well as the consumers’ positive feedbacks have motivated Fanagoria oenologists, first of all Roman Tcaciuc, our Red Winemaker, to craft two new white wines from red grapes.

F-Style Aligoté 2018

The wine is crafted from Aligoté grapes, grown at Fanagoria vineyard facility and exposed to ‘green harvest’ technology. A pneumatic press was used at the winemaking stage; the free-run juice was fermented at the controlled temperature of 15–16° C; the wine was matured in a stainless-steel tank on thin lees for at least 6 months.

Sensory characteristics. Colour: straw, with greenish hues. Citric-orange notes on the first nose are followed by flowery nuances and notes of steppe grasses: feather-grass, clover, and sage. Taste: clean and soft, with a long fruity aftertaste.

F-Style Cabernet Franc White 2018

The wine is crafted from Cabernet Franc grapes, grown at Fanagoria vineyard facility and exposed to ‘green harvest’ technology. Hand harvesting. The main peculiarity of the production technology provides for the minimum possible contact between the juice and the skins. To avoid colouring of the juice, only the first free-run fraction was taken. Fermentation was performed by white method at the controlled temperature of 14–16° C.

Sensory characteristics. Colour: bright golden. Flavour opens up exquisite notes of wild berries and white fruits. Taste: fresh and well-balanced, with a pleasant fruity-citric finish.

F-Style Cabernet Sauvignon White 2018

The wine is crafted from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, grown at Fanagoria vineyard facility and exposed to ‘green harvest’ technology. Hand harvesting. The main peculiarity of the production technology provides for the minimum possible contact between the juice and the skins. To avoid colouring of the juice, only the first free-run fraction was taken. Fermentation was performed by white method at the controlled temperature of 14–16° C.

Sensory characteristics. Colour: bright golden. Flavour opens up exquisite notes of wild berries and white fruits. Taste: fresh and well-balanced, with a pleasant fruity-citric finish.

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