The Massandra Winery was founded by Tsar Nicholas II in 1894 in the outskirts of the town of Yalta of the Crimean Black Sea Coast to supply these fine wines to the Imperial family. Massandra White Muscat has been produced since 1892 from the White Muscat grape variety grown in the vineyards in the vicinity of Massandra. The bouquet is bright, complex and the palate is full, oily with a long Muscat raisin dessert wine finish.
|The Crimean oldest winery Massandra has been producing fine wines for more than 110 years and has won international acclaim for their exceptional quality. The winery was built in 1894 – 1897 near Yalta, Crimea. The subtropical air climate of the region and the protective shields of mountain chains create unique conditions for the production of high quality fortified and dessert wines, which combined with the extraordinary architectural merit of the cellars, have earned Massandra a position as one of Ukraine's nationally important sites. In the late 19-th century Prince Lev Golitzin was appointed to manage the production process at the winery. An extremely accomplished winemaker, Golitzin devoted himself to developing the wines that suited the region best, and these wines define Massandra's output today.