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APPELATION: Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
GRAPES: 100% Mavrud, the signature indigenous Bulgarian red grape variety
VINEYARDS: 40 years old vineyards located near the village of Novi Izvor in the region of Asenovgrad – known to be the birthplace of the Mavrud grape variety. The altitude is 280 m above sea level with deep cinnamon coloured forest soils. The proximity of the vineyard to the North slopes of Rhodopi mountain provides very good ventilation. The grape variety has 2 clones and the majority of the grapes in that vineyard is Clone 1 which is late ripening, with bigger bunches, average and above average acidity and grapes with thinner skin, resulting in more elegant wines.
WINEMAKING: Manual grape picking and sorting, wild fermentation in small tanks with constant temperature control, ageing for 10 months in 40% Bulgarian and 60% French oak barrels
TECHNICAL FACTS: ABV 13%, Total Acidity: 4.40 g/l, Residual Sugars: 3 g/l
COLOUR: Deep ruby with crimson hues
NOSE: Pronounced red and black fruit notes, combined with sweet vanilla and roasted nuts
PALATE: Medium to full bodied with great balance, well integrated ripe tannins and intense notes of blueberries, redcurrants, dried herbs and spices.
FOOD MATCH: Beef, venison, game, iberico pork
PRODUCTION: 1515 btls
DRINKING: 2020 - 2025
|Producer||Georgiev & Milkov|
|Style||Full Flavoured & Robust|