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Kagor

This dessert red wine has a tradition of about two hundred years. At the end of the 18th century, the Russian Orthodox Church acquired wine from the French region Cahors when altar wine and the Russian Tsar's court as a pomp wine on special occasions. Since there are problems of pronunciation of the "h" in Russian, it became a "g" and "Kagor" a synonym for Messwein. He was already one of the favorite wines the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1917). Today it is from the famous former Tsar and present state winery Massandra in the Ukraine produced. The sweet red wine will be in the Port wine style out Saperavi vinified. A similar dessert wine named "Kagor Tsarskoe" (Tsarskoe = Tsars) will also be in the neighboring Moldova out Cabernet Sauvignon, but also native varieties pressed. Well-known producers in Moldova are Acorex, Château Vartel, Dionysos Mereni and Purcari.

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