My visit last week was concentrating predominately on the 2012 reds. As suspected they are far softer and more generous than the 2011s with an elegance and finesse which is quite admirable. The NR cabernet 2012 is particularly exciting being both large in volume and high in quality.
Also we welcome the new chief sparkling winemaker Alexander Beriozov who will be fully concentrated on further improvements to the Fanagoria sparkling range. With Jenya (white) and Roman (red) they completes a formidable winemaking team whos professionalism and skills are a pleasure to work with.
The vineyards are healthy with good healthy growth and vigour. It is a difficult time of year to keep on top of over 2000 Hectares and the brigades are doing well.
The winery is busy with finishing and bottling to make room in the tanks for what we hope to be a great season.