Black Sea blend of Chardonnay and Riesling.
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Yafe Nagar (Beautiful River in Hebrew) is a tribute wine to the Black Sea region Jewish winemakers.
The wines were fermented separately, assembly and subsequent aging was carried out in oak barrels without temperature control. Wine aged in French oak for 18 months.
The wine is lively, juicy and tastes like apple in honey. The wine has the aroma of a bouquet of flowers. Chardonnay makes the wine creamy and Riesling spicy, but a mix of the two varieties creates a refreshing and truly extraordinary wine. In 2022, Decanter awarded the wine a silver medal naming it the second best wine to come out of Ukraine.
Pairs nicely with fish, seafood and pasta. Serving temperature: 10-12°C/50-53F.
Beykush Winery, the most award-winning winery in Ukraine, is lying on 11-hectare plot on the Beykush peninsula of the Black Sea. It is surrounded by the sea on three sides, which works as a great natural air conditioner, softening the climate in dry years, and the wind reduces significantly the risk of fungal vine diseases. There are mostly French and Italian grape varieties, but also some experimental vineyards with Alvarinho, Timorasso and Tempranillo, Pinotage and local Telti-Kuruk.
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.