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Project Description

Crimea

13 – 18 OCTOBER 2020

Ambitious winemakers, autochthonous wine varieties and limestone from the dinosaur epoch

Crimea is a land of wonderful nature, unique terroirs, and experimental wineries. We will explore the most iconic wineries, travelling from the western foothills towards the south and west. Today, in the valleys where the armies of the Russian emperor fought against the French and British, you will find young grapevines planted across to the horizon – many of them, in fact, of French origin. The Crimean lands have long been known for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Merlot. Following closely behind is the Gewurztraminer, Syrah or Cabernet Franc, and other long-lost local autochthonous varieties. The revival of Crimean winemaking began from a clean slate, attracting more and more tourists to the region every year.

Ever since the age of the Tauri and Scythians, Crimean wine has been famous for its particular character. The reason behind this is the unique climate and limestone from the dinosaur epoch. Modern Crimean wine production has inherited the traditions of the past while also relying on the innovation and experience of the world’s best wineries, as well as on the creative experiments of sommeliers and restaurateurs who are developing the wine culture of the region with love.

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Ever since the age of the Tauri and Scythians, Crimean wine has been famous for its particular character. The reason behind this is the unique climate and limestone from the dinosaur epoch. Modern Crimean wine production has inherited the traditions of the past while also relying on the innovation and experience of the world’s best wineries, as well as on the creative experiments of sommeliers and restaurateurs who are developing the wine culture of the region with love.

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WE WILL DISCOVER:

– Why Crimea is called little Italy;

– Why the winemakers use sulphur dioxide – and whether it is necessary;

– How to turn partially fermented wine into a popular drink for a hot summer;

– Why Black Sea oysters are sweet to the taste and have a shell with a skirt.