Bouquet is grape variety that is cross between the Mavrud and Pinot Noir grapes created in 1951 at the Pleven viticulture and oenology institute in northern Bulgaria. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries and cranberries. Medium bodied. Silky tannins. On the palate, this has a cherry sweet tart quality. Sort of Pinot-like but a bit heavier. An intriguing wine that certainly has some potential. It drinks fine on its own but really needs some food to work with the acidity. Roasted fowl would be a nice choice but a burger would work too. Its hard to say, but
This is made from the Gamza grape (known as Kadarka in Hungary). It has a long history in Bulgaria. Deep ruby in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose has cherries, black cherries and pomegranates. On the palate, this is tart with moderate tannins. Very mouth-puckering. Flavors of cherries and cranberries with some depth. Long, tart finish. This wine begs for food and will work better with food to cut the acidity. Chicken dishes should work well. Drink over the next few years.