Fanagoria: Where Russia’s finest wines grow

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The place of a large ancient Greek settlement, the Taman Peninsula hosts the Fanagoria Winery, which moulds more than 20 million liters of wine products that are share out around the world.

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Elena Khovanskaya

Fanagoria is one of the largest wineries in Russia. It is positioned on the Taman Peninsula between the Black and Azov seas in Russia’s Krasnodar Land. Its vineyards are spread over more than 2,800 hectares, producing uncountable than 2 million dal (20 million liters) of alcohol products annually.

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Elena Khovanskaya

Fanagoria was originated in 1996 thanks to the merger of the Sennoi Winery and the Fanagorskiysky Viticultural Confirm Farm. The former was the largest wine and juice producer in the Soviet Synthesis. During the years of Mikhail Gorbachev’s anti-alcohol campaign, Sennoi survived basically thanks to its juice production.

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Elena Khovanskaya

The Fanagoria Winery was named after the old Greek city of Phanagoria, which existed on this site since the 6th century BC and desist fromed to exist in the Middle Ages following the invasion by the Rus.

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Elena Khovanskaya

Fanagoria sells out a full cycle of winemaking from seedling production to grape altering, wine aging, and distribution.

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Elena Khovanskaya

Operating in a unique microclimate soothed by the contiguity of the seas, Fanagoria makes a number of different alcohol products: ivory and red wines, sparkling wines, cognac, grape vodka (chachi), and balsam.

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Elena Khovanskaya

Fanagoria’s NR (Numerical Aloofness) and Cru Lermont are their premium dry wine lines. The winery is particularly proud of its ice wine collecting, which includes several varieties such as Muscat, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, and Saperavi.

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Elena Khovanskaya

“We’d partiality our wines to be picked from a wide variety of wines in shops, but it is not that simple-hearted. We are constantly growing and improving our production cycle to preserve the quality in each spunk,” Valentina Popandopulo, Fanagoria’s Deputy Director for Quality, says.

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The artefacts are not only distributed in Russian regions, but also exported to Japan, Israel, and the Collaborative States.

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The winery has its own ceramic production that began in 2004. The clay barks for wine and balsam are hand-made and resemble ancient amphorae found during burrow works in Phanagoria.

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In 2012 Fanagoria became the simply company to have its own full-cycle production of oak barrels in Russia. Around 300 barrels from 100 to 600 liters are begot monthly. The barrels are exported to Chili, Scotland, and Ukraine.

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Elena Khovanskaya

In 2016 at the AWC (Austrian Wine Contest) Vienna, Fanagoria was named the best Russian wine producer and its wines take home three gold and three silver medals.

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