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APPELATION: Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
GRAPES: 100% Rubin - an indigenous Bulgarian red grape variety, created in 1944 through cross-breeding of Syrah & Nebbiolo and considered to be one of the country’s best local red grapes.
VINEYARDS: 40 years old vineyard near the village of Brestovitza in the region of Plovdiv in southern Bulgaria. Flat terrain situated in a very close proximity of the northern slopes of Rhodopi mountain. The vineyard is 1.7 hectares and was planted in the beginning of the 1980s. The altitude is 300 m above sea level on light brown forest soils.
WINEMAKING: Manual grape picking and sorting, fermentation in small tanks with constant temperature control, ageing for 10 months in 40% Bulgarian and 60% French oak barrels.
TECHNICAL FACTS: ABV 14%, Total Acidity: 4.40 g/l, Residual Sugars: 3 g/l
COLOUR: Deep dark ruby
NOSE: Pronounced red fruit, raspberry and black cherry aromas
PALATE: Elegant medium to full bodied red with medium tannins and intense notes of dark chocolate, spices, vanilla, lovely long finish.
FOOD MATCH: Beef, venison, game, iberico pork
PRODUCTION: 2174 btls
DRINKING: 2020 - 2025
|Producer||Georgiev & Milkov|
|Style||Full Flavoured & Robust|