Russian Cuvee commemorates the style of Sparkling we made for the historic Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Meetings, which ended the Cold War. It is the sweetest of our cuvees - right on
the edge of Brut level dry and hits a perfect balance point. The higher dosage doesn't come across as sweet, per se, but makes the wine richer and more floral. It is delicious as an aperitif … and can also be served with a fruit-based dessert.
Russian Cuvee was originally designed as a toasting wine. It is exceptional with foie gras (for the same reason Sauterne goes with foie gras) as well as the sweet and sour tastes of many Asian dishes. It is surprising with vine-ripened tomatoes and when October rolls around, a fabulous cocktail is Russian Cuvee with a handful of pomegranate seeds bobbing in the glass. For dessert, almond cake with strawberries and whipped cream, or anything to do with ginger.