to top

Why you gotta be so Mavrud?

Don't you know I'm human too? Why you gotta be so Mavrud? I'm gonna marry her anyway-  k sorry I'll stop. Weird Bulgarian grapes. Let's do it. According to Wine Grapes, Mavrud is one of Bulgaria's two best quality indigenous red grape varieties (the other being Shiroka Melnishka or Melnik), with several variants that differ in terms of size and colour. The late-ripening small berries often produce tannic and acidic wines that apparently take well to oak, and this example has indeed seen new French oak for 12 months - and it's not obvious. This wine in particular sees Mavrud grapes that have been dried for 2 months before fermentation, creating somewhat of an Eastern European answer to Amarone. Very cool stuff. The grapes here come from...

Continue reading