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The wine is hot like the southern night, thick and enshrouding. Figs in chocolate, cherries with rum, truffles, noble anise and a little smoke — numerous flavours can be found in this glass. This assemblage of Saperavi and Tempranillo is made by the method of “appassimento” from dried berries — hence the pleasant tartness, sweetness and rich color. The wine got its name from the name of the ancient building Kara Kermen (which means Black Fortress), which stood on the territory of the modern city Ochakiv, near Beykush winery.
We will not reveal all the secrets of “Kara Kermen” — they are revealed to everyone in their own way.
Region — Northern Black Sea.
Clusters cut from a vine are hung in a special ventilated room for a period of time. For a few weeks, the grapes lose moisture, while the concentration of sugar (and therefore concentration of alcohol), aromatic, colored and phenolic substances increases proportionally. After crushing, the grapes are fermented in open vertical oak barrels.
More than 24 months in American oak barrels.