Domaine Bessa Valley is located about 150 km southeast of the capital Sofia, near the village of Ognyanovo. The valley borders with the Rhodope Mountains on the South and with hills of 230 m above sea level on the North, which offers an ideal location. The soils are predominantly clay and limestone. The added benefit is the temperature regulating influence of the Maritsa River, which flows a few kilometers away. The wines from these great clay-limestone soils provide power and structure, but also good acidity and minerality to the wines. A very particular attention was paid to the selection of rootstocks, well-suited to the type of soils it has been planted on. Merlot is the majority (53%) of the vineyards, with the other vineyards with Syrah (25%), Petit Verdot (12%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) occupying the upper parts of the hills.