Krasnostop Zolotovsky is an indigenous Russian grape variety[1][2][3] that is regarded as the local grape with the best potential for red wine production. The name 'Krasnostop' is derived from the Russian words krasniy and stopka, meaning red and shot glass respectively, that describe the appearance of its stems. It gives wines that are typically rich in tannins, alcohol and acidity, with flavors reminiscent of dark plums, redcurrant and green pepper.[4] Notable producers include Vedernikov Winery[5] and Domaines Burnier, both of which produce a varietal wine from this rare grape.

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  1. ^ Khrennikov, Ilya; Corcoran, Jason (6 May 2015). "Putin Bottles Patriotism as Black Sea Wine Trumps Burgundy". Bloomberg. 
  2. ^ Kiselyova, Maria; Sichkar, Olga (16 April 2015). "Swiss winemaker toasts Russian crisis with glass half full". Reuters. 
  3. ^ Lefort, F; Risovannaya, V; Gorislavets, S; Massa, V; Troshin, L (2003). "Genetic profiling of Moldavian, Crimean and Russian cultivars of Vitis vinifera L. with nuclear microsatellite markers". Геном растений. Сборник тезисов IV Международной конференцию: 25. 
  4. ^ Jancis Robinson; Julia Harding; José Vouillamoz (2012). Wine grapes : a complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours. London: Allen Lane. pp. 515–516. ISBN 978-1846144462. 
  5. ^ Waaijer, Wabke (1 June 2014). "Raising a Toast to Russian Wine". The Moscow Times.