Mavrud Novi Izvor 2020
Georgiev & Milkov
Full Flavoured & Robust
Plovdiv, Novi Izvor Village
Deep ruby with crimson hues
• Light and dark poultry meats
• Mild cheeses – soft
• Steamed fish
• Lightly cooked vegetable salads
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APPELATION: Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
GRAPES: 100% Mavrud, the signature indigenous Bulgarian red grape variety
VINEYARDS: Over 40 years old vines. Cinnamon-forest soils.
WINEMAKING: Hand picked grapes in trays. Maceration with the skins for 5-7 days. Spontaneous alcohol fermentation. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. 40% of the quantity aged in Bulgarian oak.
TECHNICAL FACTS: ABV 13.5%, TA – 6,27 gr/l, pH -3,4, Residual Sugars: 3 g/l
COLOUR: Deep ruby with crimson hues
NOSE: Pronounced red and black fruit notes, combined with sweet vanilla and roasted nuts
PALATE: Medium to full bodied with great balance, well integrated ripe tannins and intense notes of blueberries, redcurrants, dried herbs and spices.
FOOD MATCH: Beef, venison, game, iberico pork
PRODUCTION: 2137 btls
DRINKING: 2021 – 2026
Jancis Robinson Review for 2018 Mavrud
Full bottle 1,340 g. Fashionable red wax seal and smart modern label. 40-year- old vineyards at 280 m near the village of Novi Izvor in the region of Asenovgrad, the birthplace of the Mavrud vine variety. The proximity of the vineyard to the north slopes of Rhodopi Mountain means the vines are well ventilated. Mainly Clone 1 (of two), which is late ripening, with bigger bunches, average and above average acidity, and grapes with thinner skin, apparently resulting in more elegant wines. Hand-harvested and sorted. Indigenous-yeast fermentation in small tanks with constant temperature control before ageing for 10 months in 40%