On the nose there are there are citrus and floral notes that give way to some subtle savory notes. On the palate ripe stone fruit and hints of tropical fruit are complemented by a slightly oily and briny texture with white pepper notes in the finish. Manages great tension between ripe fruit that is also very bright and fresh.

Harvest Date: Sept. 7, 2022 (Chardonnay), Sept. 24-29 (All other varieties)
Varieties: 33% Sauv. Blanc, 23% Riesling, 14% Rkatsiteli, 11% Chardonnay, 10% Chenin Blanc, 9% Timorasso
Production: 6,000 bottles
Alcohol: 12.0% ABV
RS: 2.1 g/L
Acidity: 6.1 g/L

Beykush's 11 hectares of vineyards are located in the village of Chornomorka in the Mykolaiv region, 100 meters from the Black Sea coast of Ukraine. The vineyards are on the Beykush peninsula, on the extreme southeastern edge of Ukraine, influenced by the Berezan estuary on one side and the Beykush Bay on the other.

Beykush employs principles of organic viticulture to reduce the harmful effects of herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. The vineyards are weeded by hand and the soils are only fertilized with organic substances such as cow dung. The vineyards are situated on a mixture of red clay and loam that provides great natural drainage. The vines are trained on a bilateral Guyot system spaced at 1 metre in rows 2.5 meters apart.

All the grapes are handpicked separately at optimum maturity, crushed, and then pressed. After decanting the must is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Each variety is vinified separately and the blend is made as soon as the fermentations end. The wine sits on its fine lees and is stirred periodically, for 4 months.

During the war Ukrainian farmers would often quietly sneak dangerously close to the enemy's positions and when an opportunity arose, they would take the invader's tanks. We want to dedicate the wines of Artania to their brave feat. Glory to Ukraine!