Vintage – 2016
Varietal – Sauvignon Blanc
ABV – 12.5%
Vineyard – Vaskova, Thracian Lowlands
Vintage Conditions

The 2016 harvest was very good for white wines. The absence of spring frost allowed for the normal development and ripening of the grapes. The spring and early summer was slightly wetter than usual, but not enough to markedly slow ripening or cause illness and defects of the grapes. July and August were dry with a pleasant average temperature of 22°C. The dry September allowed the choice of the optimal moment for the grape picking. Good phenolic maturity and ripening of the fruit with optimal sugars and acidity, has underpinned wines with superb fruity aroma that showcase varietal characteristics.

Winemaking

Selected grapes are handpicked and delivered to the winery where they are sorted by hand, pressed using modern Bucher presses and vinified in stainless steel vats. The free run juice is separated from the pressed fractions, cooled to 8-10 C and racked to get crystal clear juice.  The fermentation is carried out with selected yeasts at a strictly controlled low temperature. The wine is bottled under inert gas with screw cap to preserve the flavour and fruit.

Tasting Note

Strong varietally typical flavours with scents of gooseberry, sweet grapefruit and elderberry.  Impressive and harmonious taste with freshness and finesse.

Food Recommendation

Outstanding as an aperitif or with seafood especially oily fish, mussels and oysters.

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