Last fall, at the I-st International Wine Competition named after Lev Golitsyn in Massandra, Cabernet Sauvignon of 2015 by the famous Sevastopol and Crimean winemaker Sergei Beskorovainy (TM Belbek) was named the best red wine in Russia. And recently, on behalf of the international project “Golden Bunch” Sergei Beskorovainy was awarded a medal for poetry in the author’s winemaking.
Presenting the award, the founder of the Golden Bunch project, a well-known expert in the field of viticulture and winemaking in Crimea, Vladimir Yarmilka, noted that the Belbek River valley, where the vineyards of Sergei Beskorovainy are located, is one of the best terroirs of Crimea, which allows you to get the widest range of wines.
And indeed it is. White wines of Beskorovainy are fresh, aromatic, with pronounced varietal characteristics, individual nuances and a good level of acidity. The red wines are full-bodied, balanced, with a strong structure and full body typical of the Belbek Valley terroir.
Of no small importance is the fact that in the vineyards of Sergei Beskorovainy, only manual collection of sunny berries and an individual approach to each variety are used, taking into account all indicators of berry ripeness. The winemaker cultivates mainly classic European varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and the Crimean autochthonous variety Kokur white.
All processes of maceration, fermentation and aging of wine are carried out at the “Belbek” winery using modern techniques on modern equipment from the best world manufacturers. For aging, 225 liter barrels made of French and American oak are used. Before being released for sale, the wine matures from three to six months in the bottle.
So far, Sergei Beskorovainy produces about 30,000 bottles a year. And you can try the products of TM “Belbek” only in Sevastopol and Crimea. But production is developing. This means that soon the author’s wines of the Crimean winemaker will become available in other regions of Russia.
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