Amber color with golden hues. Fine, delicate bouquet with flowery, spicy honey tinges. The palate is full, soft, and well-balanced.
The Massandra Winery was founded by Tsar Nicholas II in 1894 in the outskirts of the town of Yalta of the Crimean Black Sea Coast to supply these fine wines to the Imperial family. The old grape variety, Kokour White, was brought to the Crimea by ancient Greek colonists from the island of Kerkira (Kofu). The grapes are harvested in the vicinity of the Crimean town of Sudak (Surozh) and since 1945 used for production of this wine. There, in the open-to-the-sun seaside valleys, this grape variety can accumulate an exceptionally high amount of natural grape sugar. Harvested when sugar content is 22% or more. Aged for two years in oak casks.