Saturday, April 29, 2017

Kolonist Sukholimansky 2015: An Interesting White From Ukraine

Being a regular of Bordeaux's wine bar Vins Urbains, I am am always trying new wines by the glass, sometimes from lesser known wine regions. Yesterday, I chose of a white from Ukraine. Made with native grape Sukholimansky, it is produced in limited quantities (i.e. 32 thousands) by the Kolonist winery, located in the Danubian Bessarabia region and one of the few Ukranian wineries that does exports. 

Bone dry, it has got freshness and primarily citrus and melon notes. However, in the finish, there is an interesting nutty character (almonds, marzipan) which I quite enjoyed. It has good length in the mouth. It's definitely worth trying a glass, especially given the price: 26 euros by the bottle, to drink in.   

Location: Bordeaux, Francia