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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Odessa Brut White Sparkling Wine - Ukraine

A Global Sprits Ukrainian fizz from Odesa

On Ukraine's south coast, Odesa (Оде́са) is a vibrant bustling Black Sea port - Ukraine's Marseilles or Liverpool, the port dates back to the late 1700s and has mixed Tartar, Lithuanian, Ottoman and Soviet influences.

There is scant information on the back label of the bottle, except to say that the winery was founded by a Frenchman in the C19th and that this example was bottled 2010.

A deep straw yellow, it shows the beginnings of some aged character alongside the orchard fruit, delicate white flowers and fresh acidity.

For those interested, Odesa is the Ukrainian spelling of the city name; Odessa is the Russian spelling.

An elegant, pleasing, refreshing aperitif.

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