The legendary Stéphane Derenoncourt: «Bravo, Shabo!»

The legendary Stéphane Derenoncourt: «Bravo, Shabo!»

The first Fine Wine of Ukraine – Shabo Wine.

The legendary Stéphane Derenoncourt – the wine expert, who is, according to the magazine «Decanter», in the top of the best oenologists in the world, has visited « Shabo Winery» on May 10, 2018. The occasion of the visit was the Fine Wine of Shabo.

The concept of Fine Wine is what distinguishes premium wines made by the best châteaux of France. Until recently, there were no such wines in Ukraine. The collaboration of “Shabo” with Stéphane Derenoncourt personally is dedicated to the creation of such terroir wines, with the potential of ageing for decades. After all, he has worked with such outstanding chateaux as Château La Gaffelière (Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé), Château Prieuré Lichine (Margaux), Château SmithHaut Lafitte (Pessac Léognan Cru classé de Graves), Château Talbot (Saint Julien Grand Cru Classé) and others.

It is well known that Stéphane is very selective in the choice of partners, making the highest demands on the culture of viticulture and winemaking, therefore, not every winery can count on his support. Derenoncourt has been sure in the success of the «Shabo» company project. In the master’s opinion, the company is provided with the best winemaking equipment in the world, and a highly professional team of viticulturists and winemakers work here. The terroir of Shabo, due to its originality, special climate, uniqueness of the soil and the presence of elite vines, among which is the autochthonous grape variety Telti-Kuruk, has already become a landmark discovery on the world’s winemaking map. «The awakened giant» as Stéphane Derenoncourt likes to say figuratively.

Stéphane Derenoncourt is a unique enologist, who combines an intuitive approach, revolutionary techniques, winemaking classicism and incredible performance. During one day the master tasted more than sixty samples of the famous Shabo premium wines, worked with the Shabo vineyards, inspected the production, visited the “Wine Culture Center Shabo” and even managed to give a brilliant interview.

«Bravo, Shabo!» – with this phrase Stéphane Derenoncourt confirmed the idea that now in Ukraine we have a terroir wine of exceptional quality. For us, this is the best evaluation from the world-known expert and the best motivator from a friend for creating the first Fine Wine of Ukraine – Shabo Wine!