This is made from the Mavrud grape, an ancient grape indigenous to Bulgaria. Deep garnet in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, boysenberries, smoke, and slight forest floor. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, this is more of an elegant wine with black cherry fruit, tart cherries and underlying forest floor. Complex. Great acidity. Long finish. A really interesting experience. This will work better with food than on its own. Roasted fowl or even pasta Bolognaise would work well. Drink over the next four to seven years.
Mavrud is a grape that dates back to the Greek times. The name comes from a Greek word meaning blacks the skin is bluish-black. It is one of the prized indigenous grapes in Bulgaria. The winery is built on the site of an ancient Monastery that was destroyed by the Turns in the fifteenth century. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose has cherries, some raspberries, plums and strawberries. Some spice as well. On the palate, this is medium bodied with good acidity. Black cherry fruit. Light tannins. Some depth and complexity. This is a really nice value. Somewhat Pinot-like bu