Donskaya Chasha is one of my favorite whites made of Rkatsiteli grape.
Colour of straw with emerald glitters.
Unbelievably fantastic, complex nose with over-riped quince as main component, plus tarragon, dried apricots and lime.
Tasting it shows premature green apple and lime hints.
Long lingering acidic finish makes impression of apple/quince lollipop.
Distinctive, energizing wine. I never met anything alike before.
Paired with white mold and goat cheese varieties - worked fine. — 4 years ago
Лёгкое, сладковатое, с терпким послевкусие. Интересное. Понравилось. Приемлемая цена-качество — 4 years ago
VINODEL'NYA VEDERNIKOV (Rostov-on-Don region, Russia)
DONSKAYA CHASHA RED BLEND (100%Tsymlyansky Cherny, oak aged)
Here comes something special.
Made of Russian indigenous red (Tsymlyanskiy Cherny 100%) maturated in oak barrels for 9 months. This wine found on Vivino (mid of 2014) forced me look on Russian winemaking thoroughly.
Old clay brick to dark garnet colour.
Nose evolves on decanting: mulberry & cardamom, plum to pomegranate, chokeberry, rye bread and finally black pepper with wild cherry.
Palate full of berries: pomegranate, red currant, blackthorn, viburnum, cornel. Initial acidicity fades and velvety tannins rises with aeration.
Vivid finish with viburnum, pomegranate, honeysuckle hints.
Most peculiar red of memorable identity I ever had so far! — 4 years ago