Old Vine Broad Leaved Melnik Oaked 2018, Damyanov Family Winery, Struma Valley, Bulgaria
Broad Leaved Melnik is my favourite grape variety from South West Bulgaria. It is an ancient local indigenous Bulgarian red grape variety grown only in the region of Struma Valley. This was also one of Winston Churchill’s favourites. Back in the days, he had regular annual shipments of it to the cellar at 10 Downing Street. Beautiful garnet colour with ruby hue, complex aromas of ripe cherries, strawberries, brown sugar, dried leaves, earth, medium bodied juicy and rich red, well balanced, with pleasing acidity and flavours of red fruits, herbs and spicy touch. Enjoy with white meats, pasta, veal, lamb, soft cheeses.
Evmolpia 2019, Tsarev Brod Winery, Danube Plain, Bulgaria
Evmolpia is one of the rarest indigenous grape varieties in Bulgaria (a cross between Merlot & Mavrud). It is grown in the village of Tsarev Brod, only 10 km away from my home town Madara. Medium bodied red with great freshness and concentration, attractive notes of raspberries, plums and black cherries and long lively fruity finish. Enjoy with wild mushroom risotto, white rind cheeses or roast vegetables.
Brestovitsa Rubin 2019, Georgiev / Milkov, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
After years of working in different countries, Petar Georgiev & Radostin Milkov returned to Bulgaria for a venture showcasing local varieties. Coming from a 40 + year old vineyard near the village of Brestovitsa this wine showcases the purity of red and dark fruit combined with dried herbs and spices. Pronounced red fruit, raspberry and black cherry aromas on the nose. Elegant medium to full bodied red with medium tannins and intense notes of dark chocolate, spices, vanilla and lovely long finish. Enjoy with beef, venison, game, Iberico pork.
Edna Wine Rakia, Bulgaria
A small authentic craft Bulgarian rakia project, containing 3 different high quality wine distillates – one that is aged for 12 years and two that are aged for 3 years in oak barrels. Ednā rakia is characterized by gentle aromas of vanilla, hazelnuts, carnations, roses, lavender and fine Muscat grapes. The taste is intense and dominated by notes of almonds, leaves, nougat and dark chocolate, followed by a long and spicy aftertaste. The old Slavic symbol Ā is used in the name to symbolize that the rakia is as old as the civilization and is worthy of taking its place on the stage of the world spirit beverages.
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