Ukrainian White Brut Aged Sparkling Wine
At 236 feet underground in the world’s deepest sparkling winery, crafted by méthode tradionnelle, this Brut is fermented and aged in the bottle for 6 years. The blend contains grapes from the exceptional 2013 harvest at Artwinery’s own vineyards on the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula. For more than 2,500 years Crimea has produced wines so distinctive they’ve met the lofty standards of Russian Tsars and fetched some of the highest bids ever paid by wine enthusiasts at Sotheby’s. Light straw in color with a thin and steady perlage, Soloking has an exquisitely long finish.
Majesty in a bottle.
From start to finish this fine wine is crafted 236 underground in constant temperatures of 57-59°F using the same natural techniques practiced for over 300 years in Champagne, France. The juice from the grapes is extricated under the weight of the grapes themselves with little skin contact. Primary fermentation in tanks creates a dry wine without sugars, allowing the selection of the best blends. During the next 40 - 50 days, active secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle, and the wine is naturally saturated with carbon dioxide. Further aging in the bottle for at least 72 months occurs on yeast lees, allowing the wine to acquire its multifaceted bouquet and full palate.
Benefiting from a very long cellar aging to reach a perfect level of maturity, Soloking Vintage 2014 is truly exquisite with its freshness, finesse, complexity, and harmony.
Brand: ARTWINERY, Ukraine
Grapes: Blend of Chardonnay (35%), Riesling (30%), Aligoté (20%), Pinot Blanc (15%) with 20% grapes from the southern coast of the Crimean Peninsula.
Appellation: Ukraine, Black Sea Regions
Sulfites: less than 100 ppm