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The fortified and dessert wines of Massandra are legendary, with a distinctive, full flavour that sets them apart from European and New World wines of similar ilk. More than that, the wines of Massandra occupy an important place at the heart of Russia's Imperial and cultural history. The winery there was built in the late 19th century in order to supply wines for the Tsar's Summer Palace, called "Livadia", near Yalta. Over the next few decades, Massandra produced wines to cater for the Tsar's every conceivable need, from wines for Church Communion to those for the Court, for social functions and for the Tsar's own personal pleasure. The winery has continued to produce first-class wines ever since and this, combined with the extraordinary architectural merit of its cellars and other buildings, has earned it a position as one of Russia's most revered officially-designated sites of national importance. Produced from vines that stretch almost the entire length of the South Coast of the Crimea, Massandra wines Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Saperavi

  • Bastardo

    Currently under threat of extinction. Grape: Bastardo Color: Red Synonyms: Trousseau   Main Regions:...

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  • Massandra Surozh White Krymwein Kokur 2007


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • You can’t expect a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and ... two men met at the Crimean Massandra winery for a wine tasting, a legendary bottle of Spanish wine got caught up in the quaffing between the stone-cold Russian and the uber-playboy Italian.Now, a prosecutor from the former Crimean state has opened a criminal case again... Read More

    From the article Infamous Leaders of Russia and Italy Caught in the Middle of Wine

  • A lot of things are possible with the right amount of ... its sparkling wines. Massandra, located on the southern coast of Ukraine, is home to the premier state-run winery in the region and stands to benefit from the approved funding. “Today, the Massandra winery has one of the largest wine collections in the world that numbers over a million v... Read More

    From the article Crimean Wine Industry to See Boost From Russian Funds

  • Massandra Seventh Heaven By Prince Golitsyn 2011


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    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • What are some wines that are wines to know? Meaning, I here people rolling wines off and I was wondering were their any about maybe 30 that someone . What are the classics to be aware of? Read More

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  • Massandra Muscat Massandra Rose Muscat 2008


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    Wine review by 158389BVWineS 158389 BVWineS

  • Massandra Muscat White Muscat 1956


    The White and Pink Muscats of Massandra are their classic wines and are considered by many to be the best Muscats in the world. Golden brown in color with intense flavors. Bright, hard and sugared fruit in center with a thin finish which is tight but not low on sugar. Floral and fruit nose, with more of a brandied fruit. Has notes of caramel an... Read More

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  • Massandra South Coast Port 1945


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    Wine review by rzakharov

  • Massandra Muscat 1997


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    Wine review by ral

  • Massandra Crimea Kokur 1974


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