The only signature collection among Abrau-Durso Russian Wine House trademarks. It was named after Victor Dravigny, a great French winemaker. In 1905 he was appointed chief champagne maker at Abrau-Durso Imperial Domain. He made an important contribution to perfecting the classical method of producing sparkling wines. It was at this time that Abrau-Durso became a supplier to the imperial court of Nicholas II, and sparkling wines began to be exported.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Shardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Blanc
The most elegant version of the Victor Dravigny line is the “dry” one, with minimum sugar content, developed following the latest global trends. This wine has a pale straw shade with a lively shine, long-lasting laced mousse and fascinating long bubble play. It has a rich aroma with a complex combination of mineral and citrus notes, in which nuances of apricots, lemons, and bitter oranges can be identified. Extra brut is characterized by a vivid and refreshing taste with a crisp acidity, shades of pears, apples, and citrus fruit, with equally lively and refreshing aftertaste.
Extra brut is a fabulous aperitif. It goes well with seafood — oysters, mussels, crabs, white fish sashimi, and scallop tartare. It is a perfect accompaniment to light refreshments and hot white fish dishes. Winner of multiple prizes at WSC and Decanter World Wine Awards international tasting competitions.
GRAPE VARIETIES:Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Riesling
This classic Brut with a light blue label is the most recognizable wine in the collection, entertains the eye with a lively and stable play of bubbles, and is easy to remember owing to its nice rich colour and bright shine. The subtle and tender bouquet with aromas of white flowers, peaches, apricots, and pears, which unfold into the notes of brioches and butter. The taste is mostly fruity, pleasant, and rich, with a subtle mineral bitterness in the aftertaste. It has been winning silver medals at British tasting competition Decanter World Wine Awards for three years in a row.
This versatile sparkling wine can be served as an aperitif at a dinner party and throughout a meal; it matches fish and white poultry meat (turkey and chicken).
GRAPE VARIETIES:Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Franc
A rose brut of Victor Dravigny collection created from an assemblage of classic sparkling wine and international varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Franc. This wine has a rarely beautiful salmon-like color with a coral shade, a stable mousse and elegant perlage. Berry notes (red currants and wild strawberries) and red oranges dominate in the fresh aroma. The rich taste is refreshing and invigorating, with prevailing citrus and currant tones in the first wave, noble mineral continuation, and a long-lasting fragrant aftertaste.
The classic Rose brut is a universal component of gastronomic combinations. It can be served virtually with any dishes — from cold snacks to desserts with fresh red berries. We recommend to try rose brut with magret duck breast, red caviar, salmon or tuna tartare, carpaccio or cold roast beef, veal under white sauce, with parmigiano and fresh rocket salad.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Shardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Blanc
This wine combines the taste and aroma of a classic sparkling wine with a pleasant sweetness. It has a beautiful, glittering golden colour with a constant play of bubbles. A rich, full aroma combines the tones characteristic of a matured sparkling wine with little sugar content — hints of candied citrus fruit, apple confiture, and sweet pastry. As far as taste is concerned, this semi-dry sparkling wine has a perfect balance of vivid lively acidity and subtle sweetness characteristic of the demi-sec style.
This wine is a wonderful gastronomic match for fleshy dishes and creamy sauces (pasta, risotto), fruit, aged and soft cheeses.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Shardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Abrau-Durso Victor Dravigny collection includes a great variety of existing sparkling wine styles produced using the classic technology. This is a rare sparkling wine version based on a classic technology, albeit with the addition of more sugar to the expedition liqueur. The wine has a beautiful straw shade and elegant perlage. The aroma is dominated by fruity notes – apricots, peaches, tropical fruit, lychees, and guavas. The taste is rich and lively, with a thoroughly balanced sweetness.
The semi-sweet version of Victor Dravigny sparkling wine is an ideal companion for bridal showers, late night parties, and summer picnics with friends. It is best served with fruit, desserts, bruschetta with fruit jam, and pastry with fruit and berries.
GRAPE VARIETIES:100 % Cabernet Sauvignon
This original red sparkling wine based entirely on the Cabernet-Sauvignon variety is created using the classic technique, and has an excellent balance of sweetness and freshness. It is characterized by an amazingly rich ruby colour, glossy shine, stable mousse, and deep yet fresh bright cherry and currant aroma typical of this grape variety. In the glass, the bouquet opens up quite interestingly with tones of strawberry jam and prunes. The taste is a surprising mix of sweetness and amazing berry freshness, splendidly subtilized by ageing, velvet tannins, and a long aftertaste.
This rare variety of sparkling wine will become a perfect accompaniment to blue cheeses, as well as red berries and chocolate desserts. Lovers of sweet aperitifs, including the classic Kir Royal, will surely appreciate the true value of this sparkling wine.