A good overview of quality wines from Ukraine.
The set consists of:
Beykush Artania White x1
The Artania series was created according to the French principle of ‘household wine’ – a wine from different varieties and vineyards that are blended in one cuvée to show the style of the winery and the characteristics of the area where the grapes grow. The Artania white is a beautifully balanced rich wine from the Black Sea region. The taste is rich – from fragrant apples to flowers and honeydew melons. The aftertaste has a pleasant character with almond notes.
Grape: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Rkatsiteli, Riesling. Alcohol content: 13%. Vintage: 2021-2022.
Muscat Ottonel x 1
A lovely dry white from Ternopil, in central Ukraine. The wine has hints of white flowers, lemon, pear, apples and nutmeg. Pairs well with fish, green salads, cheeses and an excellent aperitif. Serving temperature: 6-8°C/42-46F. Produced by Father’s Wine, which is a craft winery that was founded in 2010. It combines professionalism and an innovative approach to the wines. Winery has 4 hectares of their own vineyards with vines of 40 different varieties. Father’s Wine produces wine in very limited batches. The winery was named after the founder, Volodymyr Buyachko, who passed away in 2018 — his wife, daughter Oksana, and son Taras decided to continue Dad’s endeavours, turning a hobby into a life’s work.
Grape: Muscat Ottonel. Alcohol content: 12.5%. Vintage: 2021
Chizay Cuvée x1
Dry red wine from the Zakarpattia region. Elegant dry red wine made from Merlot (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Pinot Noir (10%) grape varieties. Each wine was aged in oak barrels separately and then was blend into a prominent and rich wine – Cuvée. The wine is harmonious, with hint of blackberry, cherry and blueberry tones. The special terroir of Chateau Chizay vineyards gives little acidity in the taste, which causes long aftertaste with light notes of vanilla from oak barrels.
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir. Alcohol content: 13.5%. Vintage: 2019.
Chizay Carpathian Sekt x1
Dry sparkling wine from the Zakarpattia region. Sparkling wine made 100% of local Chersegi grapes by the Charmat method. Wine made of Chersegi grapes is rich of fruit aromas and floral shades, and has a bright taste with pleasant lightness and refreshing acidity. It is truly original Ukrainian Sekt.
Grapes: Chersegi. Alcohol content: 11.5%. Vintage: 2020.
Stakhovsky Cabernet Sauvignon ACE x1
Stakhovsky Cabernet Sauvignon ACE has been aged 18 months in French oak. From 2019 harvest 20,000 bottles were made. Stakhovsky Cabernet Sauvignon ACE is an excellent aged round wine with an aroma of blackcurrants and ripe cherries. Wine has nicely rounded taste with blackcurrant and spicy notes.
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon. Alcohol content: 13.5%. Vintage: 2019.
Stakhovsky Chardonnay W x1
Dry white wine from the Zakarpattia region. A easy drinking Ukrainian white wine, made from 100% of Chardonnay grapes. Stakhovsky Chardonnay W is refreshing with the aroma of Carpathian mountain wildflowers and a hint of spring honey. The wine has a refreshing clean taste with balanced citrus acidity and hints of ripe apricot.
Grapes: Chardonnay. Alcohol content: 13%. Vintage: 2021.
Zakarpattia region has a mild sun light which is wonderfully combined with optimal rainfall amount, and Carpathian Mountain landscape covers the vineyards from northern winds. Soil, full of minerals and micronutrient elements adds a unique taste to the grapes, and wine gains a very special nature.
Mykolaiv wine region has vineyards of 15 thousand ha. It belongs to the wider Black Sea Wine region which is made up of Odessa, Kherson and Mykolaiv itself. The climate in the region is warm in the summer and mild in the winter. Warm and moderately humid autumn enables the normal development and ripeness of grapes and dry periods before harvesting allow to obtain high-quality grapes.