Finally, all the stars have come together and we are happy to announce the sale of our new wine “Illusion”, which was presented at the exhibition “KyivWine” in June by our oenologist-consultant Bisso Atanasov. All over the world, especially among millennials, the fashion for lighter wines is gaining momentum, which has led to an unprecedented increase in the popularity of former, in disgrace “at Parker”, weak red wines like Beaujolais Nouveau, Caffrans from the Loire or red wines of Savoy and Jury. But light red wine can be made not only from “weak” grape varieties. As? – Everything is really quite easy. First, we make a rose wine with a longer maceration to get a rich color, and then add to it “to taste” no more than 15% of aged “ordinary” red wine of early harvest. In this way we will be able to preserve the millennium of the wine as a whole, according to the rules of the OIV. In turn, rosé wine gives a light, fresh and berry taste to the wine “Illusion”, and red aged wines give spiciness in the form of spices from oak barrels and developed “tertiary”. That is, de facto, by all parameters, you drink rose wine, which creates a complete illusion of red. Very interesting! In our case, the rose wine, based on Tempranillo 2018, we supplemented 11% of Saperavi vintage 2017, aged in an oak barrel, and 4% of our famous wine from withered grapes Kara Kermen vintage 2016, which for the second year languishes in barrels of American oak. In addition to the typical gastro combinations for red wine, “Illusion” can be drunk as an aperitif from a large cocktail glass, adding 5-6 ice cubes (although with other wines this should not be repeated).

And our answer to the Aperol Spritz, mojito or caipirinha can be the following cocktail (our oenologist-consultant peeked at the recipe in Piedmont): – 2 teaspoons of sugar – 2 limes, cut in half, and then each half into 4 parts – Bottle of wine “Illusion” Preparation: pour sugar into a large glass, add chopped lime, lightly pressing it with a spoon or bartender, add 4-5 ice cubes and add a glass of chilled wine “Illusion”.

And voila, your Caipilusia cocktail is ready!