Massandra Collection Ayu-Dag Cahors 1939
1 x Bottle in Original packaging (suggest professional uncorking and decanting). This is a produce or historical artifact of the Ukrainian "bread basket of Europe" political systems of 1922-2023.
1 x Ukraine Version of Soviet Era "The Seven Petaled Flower' Children's Book imported pre-conflict to Australia for cultural safe keeping in 2021. This tattered much loved piece of history; is a historic symbol of history itself. This book came from Kharkiv in North Eastern Ukraine (generationally). It is a symbolic piece of the Ukranian peoples history in private hands.
This bottle was imported via The Russian State permissions in 2020/2021 via an Australian importer.
Historical Artifacts Olfactory Rare Exclusive
This wine is part of Olfactory Tourisme and cultural relevance in a changing world's historical artifacts protections and definitions.
Ukraine and Russia Tour Guides protections and rations via a circuitous route in International politics as part of Corporate Ethics and IPR Global Operations relationships.
The "price" of this experience is from appreciative and discerning clients only. A National Treasure to only those whom treasure nationals; the price of histories. This purchase is upon request, recommendation and expectations to Ukraine and Russian relations and peace preservation only.
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Massandra Kagor and The Yalta Peace Accords 1945 end of WWII
Massandra Kagor (Cahors) wines are 100% Saperavi grapes that are native to to the nation of Georgia. The varietal has an intense dark blue color with a thick heavy waxed external skin. This is one of those rare grapes; so dark history that white wine cannot be made since even the juice is so deeply colored. An extremely rich and powerful wine that grows softer with the delicateness of age.
This listing would be of only interest to historians and artifacts of history rather than wine lovers except that some of the Massandra wines have been shipped, with great difficulty, to the West.
An article www.janisrobinson.com and The Financial Times (citation copyright with permission).
"Today about a thousand or so of the bottles (Littler (wine merchant bought) remain and the London wine broker Fine+Rare, who bought Whitwhams in 2003, are currently listing 16 Massandra wines on their website, back to a White Muscat Livadia 1900 at £2,012 plus VAT. EU sanctions against Russia will presumably ensure that there is no danger of Massandra wines flooding on to the market".
The winery was founded in 1894 under the aegis of Tsar (Czar) Nicholas II. In 1922, in the wake of revolution. the winery was nationalized and it was protected by a law passed in 1936 that offered state protection to its cellars.
The Crimean wines include sweet, strong Muscats, white, pink and black; a Tokay made in particularly large quantities; one named after the local white wine grape Kokur; and a wine called Kagor — inspired by Cahors of south-west France — a favourite of Tsar Nicholas and a sweet red of special significance in the Russian Orthodox church.
Crimea stands apart for unspoiled authenticity enjoyed by few, save for travelers from the former Soviet bloc.
Two Tripadvisor www.tripadvisor.com reviews of Crimea Massandra are provided in pictorial form in fair use permissions to informed historicals information of experience of an artifact of state production; to this sale of unobtainable Tourisme by any western means now.