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Production of Abrau-Durso started in 1870 when The Emperor Alexander II decreed that a wine estate be built in the village of Abrau-Durso. Until 1917 Abrau-Durso wines were supplied exclusively to the courts of the Russian monarchs.
In the Soviet Union Abrau-Durso was a major producer of the “Soviet Champagne” and the exclusive supplier for the Kremlin.
After an in depth land survey, specialists discovered that the terroir of Abrau-Durso is very similar to that of Champagne, consisting of chalks and marls. In addition, the proximity of the Black Sea serves as a natural temperature regulator. 
The average annual temperature is equal to 11.4oC compared to10.0oc in the Champagne region.