J.P.Chenet – French wine brand №1 in the world – is a new pearl in the exclusive collection of elite brands of Ukrimport.

None of the most exquisite French wines can boast of such a bright history of creation as J.P.Chenet. It’s been more than 400 years since birth of Jean Paul Chenet – the legendary man, who has made an invaluable contribution to the French winemaking. His wines, and his life itself, are glorified by romantic French legends of Renaissance.

His desire for a perfect taste and his endless love for the grapes and wine have given the world French wine brand №1 – J.P.Chenet.

In the name of the King

The wine talent of Jean Paul Chenet flourished during the reign of the magnificent Louis XIV. The character of his wines is therefore consonant to the exquisiteness and romance of the Sun King epoch. Even the famous shape of J.P.Chenet bottle with its slightly curved bottleneck is connected with Louis XIV and the outstanding wit of Jean Paul Chenet. The legend says that once Louis XIV was served his favorite wine by Jean Paul Chenet for dinner. The wine was perfect, but the king was disappointed with the curved bottle, and he immediately gave an order to bring the winemaker to the Louvre.

His indignation at the bottle’s imperfection had no limit; but the winemaker has turned the imperfection into advantage:

- The bottle is not curved, it is upright; but it bows before the magnificence of your Majesty! - the witty winemaker said.

- Yes, indeed, it reminds me of the bows of my charming ladies-in-waiting. – said the Sun King and rewarded the winemaker.

Since then all J.P.Chenet wines are poured into bottles with slightly curved bottleneck.

These days J.P.Chenet is not only a prestigious wine brand – it is a symbol of elegance, preciosity of the French culture; a symbol of the exalted spirituality of Louis XIV court that delighted France and the whole world.

Sparkling wine inspired by the magic of love

The sparkling J.P.Chenet wine has its own legend. It is connected with the name of the most brilliant mistress of the Sun King. The legend says that Jean Paul Chenet developed the recipe of this wine by the request of Louis XIV for the beautiful Francoise Athenais de Montespan. For this reason the winemaker went to Champagne, where monk Perignon has just made the white wine sparkle.

The first part of sparkling wine “J.P.Chenet” was sent to the mistress with a note: “To Marquise with Love. The Sun King”. These wines have never been on sale. Their taste was known only by the Sun King and his Marquise de Mantespan. By the end of 1687 when the love affair between Louis XIV and Marquise de Mantespan vanished, the production of the sparkling J.P.Chenet was ceased. The disappointed king imposed a three centuries ban on its production saying “May three centuries veil the grief of this love, leaving behind only its sweetness…” And only after the Sun King’s ban ran out, the old recipe of sparkling wine was revived.

Brand №1 is in good hands!

Nowadays J.P.Chenet is the best-selling French wine, brand №1 in the world. The wines of TM JP CHENET are being sold in more than 160 countries. And not without a reason the distribution of the legendary brand in Ukraine is carried out by the most successful Ukrainian wine import company – Ukrimport. According to the results of 2013 Ukrimport has become the biggest supplier of import wines in the country, having occupied 11,20% of the market in natural terms.

In November 2013 Les Grands Chais de France has provided Ukrimport with exclusive rights for distribution of TM JP CHENET on the Ukrainian market.

The assortment introduced by Ukrimport on the Ukrainian market comprises wines from regions Languedoc and Gascony. These are the still wines -  Colombard Chardonnay, Colombard Sauvignon, Cabernet Syrah, Merlot, Shiraz, and the semi sweet wines loved by all – white, pink and red.

And of course the assortment includes French sparkling wine, the hero of every happy occasion, - White Brut, Rose Brut and semi dry White.

TM JP CHENET offers all semitones of flavor, represents the permanence of style and guarantees the true European quality.

Superiority of taste and quality in a new modern design.

Superiority of taste and quality in a new modern design.

Special and truly important events always require a decent frame, no meter if it’s a fabulous receptions or cozy family event. Is it possible to imagine a holiday without the elegant sparkling bubbles of champagne or nobles glass of wine which taste and quality will be a reflection of the absolute status and a host of true nobility in the eyes of its guests.

Since 1952, Wine Works «CRICOVA» gives its customers exclusive champagne and wines organoleptic taste and quality. Today, thanks to the combination of the unique terroir, many years of winemaking research experience, and love of creators to the grape, trademark «CRICOVA» is the leader of Moldova's wine industry. The true superiority of the representative of the true masterpiece of winemaking is confirmed by more than 70 top awards at the most prestigious world fairs in Bordeaux, Barcelona and Rome, including the Gold Star of Quality, acquired in Paris.

The truly outstanding achievements in winemaking for «CRICOVA» is not enough. In 2013 , keeping the devotion to traditions, «CRICOVA» does not miss an opportunity to please their products in a new design which reflects all excellence, loyalty to the traditions and values ​​of the company's historical features.

One of the most important factors for «CRICOVA» wines is its distinctive chic and inimitable taste which is aging in unique «CRICOVA» cellars. The world's largest natural wine storage under the protection of UNESCO, is a place of formation of all ordinary and luxury «CRICOVA» wines. Now the collection contains 1 million 600 thousand bottles which value price is incalculable. The oldest is the Easter dessert wine of Jerusalem (1902) and liquor «Yan Bekher» (1902).

This unique underground city became a major element of the restyling of «Cricova» wines in 2013. Its allowing each connoisseur of the true taste to touch a piece of legends and history of the wonderful wine collection with its natural storage.

Special attention also deserves restyling of sparkling wines, which have become even more elegant and refined going with the most important events in the life of its fans.

Maintaining the loyalty to the taste of its customers “Ukrimport” gives everyone the opportunity to appreciate the «Cricova» superior taste and quality in new modern design. All «Cricova» wines represented especially for you in all the major trading chains in Ukraine.

Industrial complex CRICOVА presented a sparkling wine "Crisecco"

On Saturday, the 25th of May in Moldova the Festival “CRICOVА Open Air 2013. Taste of elegance” took place. As part of this festival the presentation of sparkling wine “Crisecco” took place. By means of this product, the specialists have accented an extreme potential of local strain – feteasca albă, grown on proper vineyards which are located in central zone of Moldova.

Wine differs by its scintillating, light-straw color, a high-quality, harmonious bouquet, and also the full, perfectly balanced taste with beautiful sparkle of bubbles. Fresh taste leaves long, pleasant, very delicate aftertaste with flower aroma which contains notes of a pear, apple, a peach and citrus. This wine is perfectly combined with fruit salad, jelly and chocolate products, and also it would be perfectly used as aperitif.

World property

Industrial complex “CRICOVА” is based in 1952 and is the founder of production of high-quality elite silent and sparkling wines in Moldova. It is enterprise with a full cycle of production. The industrial complex is widely known thanks to its unique wine vaults and remarkable wines.

Cellars of CRICOVA – some of the largest natural cellars of the world, are under protection of UNESCO. These are the former stone quarries that represent a system of adits located at a depth more than 60 m and 60 km long. The unique natural microclimate of cellars influences the formation of that exclusive, unique taste which Cricov's collection and classical sparkling wines possess.


In 2009 at industrial complex the quality management system of ISO 9001 and management system of safety of HCCP 22000 foodstuff was introduced.

The industrial complex CRICOVA is the member of commercial leaders of Europe. For a contribution and economy development it is declared “Object of national and cultural property of Moldova” and awarded by the highest state award – “The Republic Award”.

“CRICOVA” - the only enterprise in Moldova and one of four CIS-enterprises which since 1956 makes champagne by a classical French method – bottle fermentation with endurance till three years.

Delicate “ROZ”, fragrant “MUSCAT”, elegant classical collection “CRICOVA”, timeless classics of “CRICOVA brut” and collection “Cuvee Prestige” - are not only pleasure by unique aura of a Cricov's cellars, but also the real travel to the country of wines.

Exclusive right to represent production of Industrial complex “CRICOVA” in Ukraine belongs to “UKRIMPORT” company.