Mavrud & Rubin 2017, Korten Winery, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
GRAPES: 60% Mavrud and 40% Rubin, the two signature indigenous red grape varieties in Bulgaria The Mavrud is characterised with an intense ruby red colour, good tannin and pleasant acidity, with a pleasurable blackberry and mulberry aroma. When ageing in barrels, it develops complex spicy aromas and harmonious taste. The Rubin is a cross between Syrah and the Nebbiolo developed in Bulgaria during the late 40s of the last century. The wines have intense dark red colour, blueberry and raspberry aromas and tannins that dissolve quickly during ageing. In this blend the Mavrud boasts a noticeable presence in the wine body, and the enigmatic Rubin adds a variety of aromas and mildness of taste.
AGEING: 9 months in 80% French oak and 20% American oak barrels
TECHNICAL FACTS: ABV 14 %, Total Acidity: 5 g/l, Residual Sugars: 4 g/l
COLOUR: Deep ruby red
NOSE: Complex aromas of cherries, blackberries and herbs
PALATE: Medium bodied with further notes of plums, dark chocolate, vanilla and blackcurrants, very well-balanced acidity and ripe tannins.
FOOD MATCH: Beef, Game, Iberico Pork, Stews, Mature cheeses
|Style||Full Flavoured & Robust|
|Grape Variety||Mavrud, Rubin|