TELESCOPE 2016 MAVRUD
"A supple and captivating indigenous Bulgarian red that delights with appealing brushstrokes of distinctive flavors." 91 pts., Gold Medal
This wine features an indigenous Bulgarian red varietal, Mavrud. The grapes were carefully harvested and sorted by hand. Following fermentation, the wine was aged for ten months in French oak barrels. Aromas and flavors of red fruit and cloves culminate in a long, spicy finish. A pure expression of a local Bulgarian favorite.
Grapes for this wine are from the southeastern corner--and the southernmost point--of Bulgaria on the gently rolling hills that make up the country's border with Greece. Clay and cinnamon forest soils and a south-facing slope provide excellent conditions for the vines of this Bulgarian original.