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Krimsekt

The well-known Russian sparkling wine "Schampanskoje Krimskoje" was first produced in 1799 on the Crimean peninsula in then only small quantities for the Russian Tsar's court. To a large extent and in appropriate quality this was done by Count Leo Sergejewitsch Golizyn (died 1916), who in 1878 in Sudak his still existing winery Nowy Svet founded and won a grand prix trophy with his product in 1900 at the Paris World Fair. This winery is still one of the most important manufacturers of Crimean sparkling wine. Before Golitsyn had, among other things, Count Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov (1782-1856) experimented with sparkling wine production. Krimsekt is mainly available in white Aligoté. Chardonnay. Pinot Gris and Riesling, as well as red out Cabernet Sauvignon. Matrasa. Merlot. Fetească Neagră and Saperavi,

In contrast to champagne does not apply to the Crimean sparkling wine, a protected origin designation, the grapes can also come from outside the Crimea. The largest production sites are located in the cities of Kharkiv, Kiev, Odessa, Sevastopol and Sudak. Every year about 50 million bottles are produced. A good part of it is traditionally relatively sweet. Well-known producers are Inkerman, Nowyj Svet and Stolichnyj with the brands Crimskoye, Crimea, Tsarskoe, Ukrainskoe and Prince Alexey. A major buyer is Germany.

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