The wine industry of Ukraine is well-established business with long traditions. Several brands of wine from Ukraine are exported to bordering countries, the European Union, and North America. Wine business in Ukraine has greatly flourished recently. Ukrainian wines have become a real trend as well as a fine addition to the local dine and wine scene.
Shopping for good Ukrainian wine might sound challenging, however we tried to round up some of the most popular, trendy and up-and-coming Ukrainian wine brands that would perfectly compliment any food and suit any occasion.
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Cotnar Gorobchiki Sauvignon
Cotnar wine collection reflects a romantic region, the touch of a celebrated wine maker, and the pride of passionate vinegrowers. Cotnar Winery juice is exclusively from grapes grown in Cotnar Hills’ own vineyard, a pristine environment located at the foot of the Carpathian Mountain range. Since Cotnar uses French AOC and Italian DOC systems, its wines embody the unique character and style of the Cotnar Hills, long known as a paradise for wines. Cotnar Gorobchiki is perfect summer wine with fresh and flowery taste.
Guliyev Wines Traminer
Traminer blend delivers a fresh, fruity and aromatic wine with hints of spiciness and a crisp clean finish. This wine will be perfect for picnic in the park, fun girls’ night out or quiet romantic dinner on warm summer night.
Chizay Ukrainian winery grows unique for Ukraine sort of grapevines - charges. This charming wine has transparently golden color and complex taste. The wine has fruity and spicy notes, light lemon bitter and peach and apricot aftertaste. It’s very peculiar and unusual. Perfect choice to pair with fish and white meats.
Shabo Classic Rose
Shabo winery has undergone a major makeover in recent years. Now they have new equipment, specially invited international winemaking experts who keep an eye on the whole process and as a result, now Shabo is producing one of the best local wines. Their «Classic» series consists of affordable ordinary wines with rich authentic flavors. Shabo Classic Rose is a perfect summer wine - light and berry-flavored; it will pair perfectly well with cheeses and desserts.
Inkerman Brut (sparkling wine)
Inkerman Brut is light in color and displays aromas of fresh green apple and nectarine with a hint of fresh baked bread. Crisp, intriguing fresh fruit reminiscent of succulent peach, sweet berries and pear linger on the palate, finishing with creamy and refreshing bubbles. This Brut Sparkling Wine can be paired with appetizers, seafood, sushi as well as a wide range of desserts and cheeses.
Koblevo Cabernet Reserved
KOBLEVO wines are produced on the processing plant of the same name that possesses more than 2500 hectares of vineyards, carried and treated the best way. This is one of the biggest local wine manufacturers. Juicy and seductively smooth, Koblevo Cabernet Reserved offers powerful red cherry and cassis notes. Balanced and full-bodied, it shows the dustiness of the appellation in a measured, elegant way.
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