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This dessert red wine has a tradition of around two centuries. The Russian Orthodox Church purchased wine from the French region at the end of the 18th century Cahors as altar wine and the Russian Tsar Court as a splendid wine for special occasions. Since there are problems with the pronunciation of the “h” in Russian, it became a “g” and “Kagor” a synonym for Messwein. He was already one of them favorite wines of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1917). Today it is used by the famous former Tsarist and today's state winery Massandra in the Ukraine produced. The sweet red wine is in the Port wine style out Saperavi vinified. A similar dessert wine called “Kagor Tsarskoye” (Tsarskoye = Tsar) is also found in the neighboring one Moldova out Cabernet Sauvignon, but also local varieties. Well-known producers in Moldova are Acorex, Château Vartel, Dionysos Mereni and Purcari.

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