The vineyard is situated on rolling hills in the Nikolaevo village area, Northeast Thracian Valley, Bulgaria. At the foot of the Old Mountain at 300 m altitude, the grapes benefit from the cool air flow and good temperature amplitude between day and night during the ripening season. The soil under is mainly clay, mixed with rocky limestone.
After destemming and crushing the grapes, the juice ferments in contact with the skins in open-top stainless steel tanks under the influence of the indigenous yeasts coming from the vineyard. The temperature is not controlled neither during nor after fermentation. After 30 days in contact, the wine is racked off of the skins and left to age on the lees for another 8 months in neutral oak casks and egg-shaped concrete fermenters.
A classic “orange” wine deep gold colour. Pronounced and complex aromas of rose oil, bruised red apple, quince marmalade, dried apricot kernels, dried orange peel, roasted spices (pepper, curry, colonial shop) and tea leaves on the nose. On the palate the wine is dry, pleasantly fruity, intense and fine textured. The finish is long and smooth with a hint of propolis.
No cultured yeasts added
No temperature control
No sulphites added