With its continental climate and a preference for spirits, Ukraine is not naturally a wine country; however, the southern areas, especially Crimea, are home to various styles including plenty of enjoyable if basic fizz.
This Oreanda Brut NV, produced by Global Spirits, is from nowhere more specific than "South Ukraine"; grapes are international varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc)
and alcohol a sensible 12.5%.
Fresh and citrussy with orchard fruits and something distinctly redcurranty, it is clean, light and elegant. Prosecco-esque and thoroughly enjoyable.
Serve well-chilled as an apertif, ideally at a summer garden party with canapes.
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