Abkhazia is a disputed region in Georgia, but currently self-proclaimed an independent state. It has a long history of wine-making. Most of the produced wine is consumed locally or exported to Russia.
Abkhazian wine varieties include:
- Anakopia is a white semi-dry table wine made from the Tsolikauri grape variety grown in the Sukhumi and Gudauta districts in Abkhazia. The colour range is from light to dark-straw. It has a specific aroma and a subtle fresh taste. The alcohol content in the ready wine is 9-11%, sugar content 1-2 g/100 ml, titrated acidity 5-8 g/l. The wine has been produced since 1978.
- Apsny is a naturally semi-sweet red wine made of red grape varieties cultivated in Abkhazia. The wine of pomegranate colour has a pleasant aroma, a full and harmonious taste with gentle sweetness. When ready for use, the wine contains 9-10% alcohol, 3-5% sugar and has 5-7% titrated acidity. At an international exhibition the wine received one silver medal.
- Lykhny is a naturally semi-sweet red wine made of the Izabela grape variety cultivated in Abkhazia. The wine has red colour, a specific aroma and a fresh harmonious taste. The wine contains about 10% alcohol, 3-5% sugar and has 5-7% titrated acidity. At international exhibitions Lykhny was awarded one silver and one bronze medal.
Abkhazian wine (in Russian)
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