Abkhazia has a rich history of winemaking. More than 5 000 years are engaged in the creation of this drink. In ancient times, this place has cultivated the wild grapes. Later from America were imported variety is Isabella, who later interbred with the native. Wine lyhny created based on the original hybrid.
The history of the drink
In Abkhazia there is an ancient village “lyhny”. In the XIX century was the capital of Abkhazia and princely residence. The same name received the wine, which began producing at the Sukhumi factory in 1962 In the creation of the drink involved the descendant of a princely line N. Boris Achba. The tradition of wine making representatives of this genus continue to pass from father to son and today for the production of the “Lykhny” corresponds to N. Boris Achba. The word “Lykhny” is a place name and has no precise translation with the Abkhaz. According to one version, the name comes from the name of the Abkhaz noble family of Lowe, originally of Lohne.
Lykhny is called the Prince of the Abkhazian wines. This is a red sweet drink. Made from grapes of Isabella. It is easy to drink with aromas of strawberry and dried rose petals is characterized by long aftertaste. Goes well with fruit, dessert dishes, cheeses, nuts and meat. The fortress is about 10 %; natural sugar — 3-5%. The drink was popular among the population of the former USSR. Lykhny is delivered to Moscow and other major cities for public figures.
Producer wine lyhny — LTD. “Wines and beverages of Abkhazia”. It produces 11 varieties of the famous Abkhaz alcoholic beverages. The factory is located in Sukhum, on street Energy, 5.
To obtain high-quality products manufacturer of Lykhny allows the presence of its grape plantation and experimental station. At last conducted breeding work. In 1999, thanks to Russian investment, the plant was reconstructed.
During the year the company has equipped:
- the automated bottling line;
- packaging for process control of fermentation and storage of final products;
Today the company has three plants and the earth:
- Sukhumi plant;
- Luchkovska enterprise of primary winemaking in Sukhum;
- Tsandripshskaya plant for the production of cognac (Gagra district);
- vineyards (Sukhumi and Gulripshsky areas).
Properties of wine lyhny
In 100 g of the drink contained 4.5 grams of carbohydrates. Calorie Lykhny is 90 kcal.
Composed of authentic wine lyhny — only natural ingredients:
- local grapes “Isabella”;
- natural berries sugar;
Lykhny fortress is about 10% alcohol.
Kinds of beverage
In addition to the classic sweet red blend of Lykhny, there are other types:
- sparkling white/red semisweet;
- sparkling pink semi-sweet.
Red sparkling wine called Lykhny is created from a bouquet of grape varieties, among which are:
- Cabernet Sauvignon.
The drink has a ruby color and berry aroma. This wine before serving to the table t is cooled to 8-10 degrees. As a snack you can prepare desserts and salads from fruits. Contains sulphur dioxide as a preservative. Fortress of 11.5%.
White wine Lykhny is light and fresh. Make it from the grapes Chardonnay and Ugni Blanc. The fortress is 12 degrees. Has a delicate floral aroma with hints of Apple. Suitable for seafood and summer salads. Can be used as aperitif. Sparkling white semi-sweet wine of Lykhny with the aroma of berries — worthy version of the festive drink. Dry red wine Lykhny is not yet made.
Some comparative characteristics of
Abkhazia is also famous for other varieties of wines, among which Apsny, Chegem, Kindzmarauli and others. To determine the difference between lyhny and Apsny, have a drink and get acquainted with their composition and other characteristics.
At the heart of “Apsny” is a composition of several grape varieties:
- Cabernet Sauvignon;
For beverage characterized by:
- rich taste;
- the astringency;
- refreshing effect.
On the palate: notes of strawberry jam and rose petals.
Note! Original drink does not cause habitual intoxication and hangover symptoms.
Chegem — red wine. The basis of the assemblage of grapes “Cabernet”. The fortress is about 11 degrees. All three varieties: the Chegem, Lykhny and Apsny different expressive aroma, light and fresh.
Drink Georgian Kindzmarauli has similarities with the Lykhny. Produced from grapes of “Saperavi”. The collection of raw materials is carried out, when its sugar content reaches at least 22%. Composed of only naturally occurring sugars. As a gastronomic accompaniment is also well suited to meat dishes cooked on the coals. the flow temperature is also similar to fine — 16-18 degrees. In order to determine which wine tastes better — Kindzmarauli or lyhny — you should enjoy both and choose your favorite.
How to buy original product
Not to spoil the festive meal, a romantic dinner or gatherings with friends, low-quality alcohol, it is important to know how to distinguish the real from the fake drink.
- In the composition of this wine lyhny there are no unnecessary ingredients in the form of sucrose, dyes or fragrances.
- The original assemblage is made only by the company “Wines and beverages of Abkhazia”;
- On the bottle must be present excise and certification information.
- The bottle has a recess on the bottom.
- Cork — trees, extended with information about the place of production.
- The expiration date is printed on the neck of the bottle.
How to correctly serve wine lyhny
To unlock the aroma and taste of Lykhny important to know what to drink. Before you pour the drink in the classic glass, it must be cooled to t 16-18 degrees.
The perfect snack:
- cheese average exposure;
- meat dishes;
- light curd desserts;
- baked vegetables.
Note! This wine can be drunk as an aperitif and during the meal.
Other variants of use
Red and white wines have their own nuances use. White semi-sweet wine under the brand name of Lykhny reveals a full aroma and flavor combined with sliced fruit. It can be local apples, pears or exotic fruits of mango. Excellent tandem forms a white grape assemblage and white meat poultry or fish as well as seafood without sharp aromatic spices, vinegar and plenty of salt.
Semi-sweet red wine Abkhaz lyhny complement the sour fruit: apples and kiwi. A small amount of drink, you can add in the marinade sauce. Semi-sweet red wine lyhny betray meat original flavor and taste.
Wine of Lykhny: cost
The cost of grape assemblage in Abkhazia and Moscow differ. To check prices and learn how much is the wine of Lykhny in Abkhazia, you can visit the shop or checked the local supermarkets of alcoholic beverages. The cost of a drink starts from 250 rubles per bottle of 0.75 L. In the capital of the Abkhazian wine of this denomination can be purchased for an average of 450 R. Price sparkling sweet lyhny in Moscow is about 350-550 R.
Lykhny — Abkhaz drink for lovers of light and fragrant wines. Can be drunk as an aperitif and during the meal. Has various types of different varieties of raw materials, strength and maintenance of sugar. As the accompanying dishes simple approach to the products not possessing a pronounced flavor and aroma.
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