Explore the different faces and versatility of the signature Bulgarian indigenous grape variety Mavrud with the following 6 wines that we selected for you:
Pét-Nat Funky Mavrud Rosé, 2021, Georgiev/Milkov, Thracian Valley
A blushed bubbly rosé made from grapes of a 40 year old Mavrud vineyard. Wild fermented, with cloudy appearance and pronounced aromas of raspberries, strawberries and fresh herbs. Lightly sparkling, very elegant on the palate, with great freshness and intense notes of red and white fruits. Enjoy as an aperitif or with salads, shellfish or light Asian dishes. 2900 bottles made only!
Mavrud “Merul”, 2018, Rumelia Winery, Thracian Valley
A 100% Mavrud from Rumelia winery - one of the most prominent specialist wineries for this grape variety. Hand-picked and stainless steel tank fermented with no oak ageing. Violet red coloured, balanced and subtle, bursting with black forest fruits, cherries and liquorice notes, perfect acidity and prominent ripeness. Great with BBQ dishes, lamb or duck.
Mavrud & Rubin “Natura”, 2019, Korten Winery, Thracian Valley
A lovey blend of the two signature indigenous red grape varieties of Bulgaria – the Mavrud which boasts a noticeable presence in the body of the wine and the enigmatic Rubin (a cross between Syrah and Nebbiolo) that adds a variety of aromas and lively character. Deep ruby red colour with expressive notes of black cherries, plums and herbs. Medium bodied with very well-balanced acidity and ripe tannins. Aged for 9 months in French and American oak barrels. Drink with beef, game, stews and mature cheeses.
Organic Merlot & Mavrud “Ares”, 2017, Neragora Estate, Thracian Valley
The vision of the Italian organic specialist Massimo Azzolini who in 2002 discovered the pristine land near Chernogorovo village in Bulgaria and planted vineyards there. A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Mavrud - bright red coloured with intense nose of black fruits and light spices, a very good balance on the palate with delicate tannins and a long finish. Lovely alongside red meats and pasta dishes with rich sauces.
Evmolpia, 2020, Tsarev Brod Winery, Danube Plain
A rare local Bulgarian red grape variety called also Thracian Mavrud created by crossing Merlot and Mavrud, from Tsarev Brod winery’s single vineyard near Shumen. Aged for 8 months in 400 litre French oak barrels, with intense purple colour and expressive notes of blackberries, raspberries and plums. Medium to full bodied with lovely freshness, complexity and concentration. Great with wild mushroom dishes and charcuterie.
Mavrud “Novi Izvor”, 2019, Georgiev/Milkov, Thracian Valley
Another gem by the dynamic duo of Georgiev and Milkov from a great terroir near the village of Novi Izvor in the region of Assenovgrad, the birthplace of the grape variety. Fermented with wild yeast in small tanks and aged for 10 months in Bulgarian and French oak barrels. Deep ruby colour, medium to full bodied with great balance, well integrated ripe tannins and intense notes of blueberries, redcurrants, dried herbs, cedar and spices. Ideal accompaniment to beef, venison, game and Iberico pork. 2137 bottles made only, all hand numbered by the two winemakers.