The best wines of Russia

Discover the best wines of Russia as well as the best winemakers of Russia and estates of Russia to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Russia and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Russia by region

Looking for a good wine of Russia among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Russia. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Russia with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Russia

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Want to buy a red wine of Russia cheap or sell a red wine of Russia at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Russia

Red wines from the region of Russia go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or game (deer, venison) such as recipes of beef with five flavours, mamyjaja lamb mouse tagine or duck breast with balsamic vinegar.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Russia

On the nose the red wine of the region of Russia. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, prune or dried fruit and sometimes also flavors of floral, mulberry or black fruit.

The best vintages in red wine of Russia

  • 2012 With an average score of 4.15/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 4.11/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 4.07/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 4.07/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.05/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 4.02/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Russia

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Krasnostop Zolotovsky
  • Merlot
  • Saperavi
  • Shiraz/Syrah
  • Rebo

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Russia

A wine route planned in the region of Russia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best red wine of Russia.

Discovering the wine region of Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world, covering over 17 million square kilometers (6. 5 million square miles). It also spans 143 degrees of longitude (27-170°E) and 41 degrees of latitude (41-82°N). Only the southernmost lands of the country are capable of supporting quality viticulture.

Many Russian vineyards are located near the borders with Georgia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Dagestan, Russia's southernmost republic, and its close neighbour, Krasnodar Krai, are the main wine regions. They border the Caspian and Black Seas respectively - an important factor in their climatic suitability for viticulture. Without the moderating influence of these inland seas, the very continental Climate would be too extreme for successful viticulture.

Russian winters are generally very cold, so much so that many vineyards pile soil around their vines to protect them from terminal frosts. Summers are sunny and Warm, which sometimes makes irrigation necessary. The Caspian and Black Seas also mitigate the threat of drought, although a significant proportion of Dagestan is semi-desert. The most common Grape varieties in Russian vineyards are Rkatsiteli, which accounts for more than one in three vines, and a range of European varieties.

Great white wines of Russia

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Russia

White wines from the region of Russia go well with generally quite well with dishes of sweet desserts, pork or rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) such as recipes of apple cake, braised beef with carrots or salmon steaks with soy sauce.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Russia

On the nose the white wine of the region of Russia. often reveals types of flavors of cream, non oak or tangerine and sometimes also flavors of tropical fruit, kerosene or acacia.

The best vintages in white wine of Russia

  • 2012 With an average score of 4.25/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 4.09/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.93/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.89/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Russia

  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay
  • Traminer
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Viognier

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Russia

A wine route planned in the region of Russia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best white wine of Russia.

Discover the grape variety: Roussanne

Roussane is a white grape variety, planted on an area of more than 700 ha. Originally from Montélimar, it is also found in Savoie, Languedoc and Roussillon, and grows very well in calcareous, poor, stony soil. It prefers to be pruned short. Roussane is also called fromenteau, barbin or bergeron. The young leaves are bubbled with fine down. When adult, they become thicker. It flowers in June and matures in mid-September. The grapes are cylindrical in shape, the berries are small and turn red when ripe, and the wine produced from pure Roussane is of extraordinary quality. It has a delicate aroma reminiscent of coffee, honeysuckle, iris and peony. The taste of this wine improves with age. It is part of the blend of the appellations Vin-de-Savoie, Côtes-du-Vallée du Rhône or Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Great sparkling wines of Russia

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Russia

Sparkling wines from the region of Russia go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, appetizers and snacks or lean fish such as recipes of chinese fried shrimp ravioli, cheese gougères or cod with chorizo sauce and grilled peppers.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Russia

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Russia. often reveals types of flavors of cream, spices or non oak and sometimes also flavors of earth, microbio or vegetal.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Russia

  • 2012 With an average score of 3.94/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.93/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.87/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 3.86/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.83/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Russia

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinot Meunier

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Russia

A wine route planned in the region of Russia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sparkling wine of Russia.

The word of the wine: Vinosity

When tasting a red wine, a pleasant sensation on the palate with a fruity and sappy character in harmony with a caressing and persistent presence of tannins.

Great pink wines of Russia

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Food and wine pairing with a pink wine of Russia

Pink wines from the region of Russia go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of greek moussaka, quick marinated lamb chops or chicken pie.

Organoleptic analysis of pink wine of Russia

On the nose the pink wine of the region of Russia. often reveals types of flavors of cream, apples or spices and sometimes also flavors of non oak, tree fruit or oil.

The best vintages in pink wine of Russia

  • 2000 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2020 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.85/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.72/5
  • 1994 With an average score of 3.60/5

The most used grape varieties in pink wine of Russia

  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Zweigelt
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Shiraz/Syrah

The best wineries and winemakers for pink wine of Russia

A wine route planned in the region of Russia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best pink wine of Russia.

Discover the grape variety: Riesling

White Riesling is a grape variety that originated in France (Alsace). It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Riesling can be found in many vineyards: Alsace, Loire Valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Lorraine, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, South West.

Great sweet wines of Russia

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Want to buy a sweet wine of Russia cheap or sell a sweet wine of Russia at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Russia

Sweet wines from the region of Russia go well with generally quite well with dishes of spicy food, sweet desserts or beef such as recipes of thai beef wok, chocolate fondant or fillet of beef in a foie gras crust.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Russia

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Russia. often reveals types of flavors of oak, spices or dried fruit and sometimes also flavors of non oak, earth or microbio.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Russia

  • 2010 With an average score of 4.10/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.02/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.99/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.93/5
  • 2019 With an average score of 3.91/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.85/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Russia

  • Saperavi
  • Riesling
  • Muscat Blanc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Moscato
  • Rkatsiteli

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Russia

A wine route planned in the region of Russia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Russia.

The word of the wine: Tertiary aromas

Aromas resulting from the aging of the wine in the bottle. The aromas evolve with time, from fresh fruitiness to notes of stewed, candied or dried fruit, to aromas of venison or undergrowth.

Great natural sweet wines of Russia

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Want to buy a natural-sweet wine of Russia cheap or sell a natural-sweet wine of Russia at the best price on the market? Find out which ones are popular and which ones to keep in your cellar for a few more years.

Food and wine pairing with a natural-sweet wine of Russia

Natural sweet wines from the region of Russia go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or spicy food such as recipes of susanne's christmas beef, lamb epigram in spicy sauce or chicken tagine.

Organoleptic analysis of natural-sweet wine of Russia

On the nose the natural sweet wine of the region of Russia. often reveals types of flavors of red fruit, black fruit or dried fruit.

The best vintages in natural-sweet wine of Russia

  • 2017 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2012 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2015 With an average score of 3.88/5
  • 2014 With an average score of 3.80/5

The most used grape varieties in natural-sweet wine of Russia

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Saperavi
  • Rkatsiteli
  • Bayanshira
  • Merlot

The best wineries and winemakers for natural-sweet wine of Russia

A wine route planned in the region of Russia? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best natural-sweet wine of Russia.

Discover the grape variety: Cabernet franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest red grape varieties in Bordeaux. The Libourne region is its terroir where it develops best. The terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Fronsac allow it to mature and develop its best range of aromas. It is also the majority in many blends. The very famous Château Cheval Blanc, for example, uses 60% Cabernet Franc. The wines produced with Cabernet Franc are medium in colour with fine tannins and subtle aromas of small red fruits and spices. When blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings complexity and a bouquet of aromas to the wine. It produces fruity wines that can be drunk quite quickly, but whose great vintages can be kept for a long time. It is an earlier grape variety than Cabernet Sauvignon, which means that it is planted as far north as the Loire Valley. In Anjou, it is also used to make sweet rosé wines. Cabernet Franc is now used in some twenty countries in Europe and throughout the world.

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