Tsimlyansky Cherny

Tsimlyansky Cherny is a black grape variety native to Russia. It is a natural cross between Plechistik and Kokur Bely.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Tsimlyansky Cherny grapes are a deep black colour and often have a thick skin. The wines produced from these grapes are deeply coloured, with a ruby hue. They have an aroma of dark berries, black currant, prunes, black pepper, and leather. On the palate, Tsimlyansky Cherny wines are full-bodied and intense, with flavours of dark fruits, herbs, spices.

Fresh Tsimlyansky Cherny grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Tsimlyansky Cherny is grown mostly in the Don River region, such as Tsimlyansky, Krasnodar and Rostov of Russia. Tsimlyansky Cherny is a late-ripening variety, and is usually harvested in mid-October. It can be used to produce dry red wines, as well as sweet, sparkling and fortified wines. The wines produced from Tsimlyansky Cherny are full-bodied and complex, with aromas of dark berries and notes of leather and tobacco. In the Tsimlyansk region, the wines are often blended with other varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In the Krasnodar region, the wines are aged in oak barrels and are usually fuller-bodied and more complex. Tsimlyansky Cherny wines pair well with grilled meats, such as steak and lamb, as well as game dishes. They also pair well with dishes featuring mushrooms and truffles.

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Fun Fact about Tsimlyansky Cherny
Tsimlyansky Cherny is the only grape variety to be grown in the Tsimlyansk region of Russia.

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