Product: Red wine
Product number, Alko: 412867
Packaging: Glass bottle
Closure: Natural cork
Volume: 750 ml
Producer: Bessa Valley Winery
Acid: 5 g/l
Res. Sugar: 3,1 g/l
Alcohol content: 14,5% vol
Temperature to drink: 16° C
Grape varieties: Merlot 56%, Syrah 24%, Petit Verdot 14%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6%
Colour: Deep ruby colour
Nose: The strong and persistent fruity nose is dominated by cherry, wild berries and vanilla.
Mouth: Balanced with soft tannins due to aging in French oak barrels. A complex and lasting aftertaste distinguished by ripe fruit.
Soil: Clay and limestone
Vinification: Manual harvesting and quality control on the vineyard. Destemming and berries selection on the vibrating tables. Filling the concrete tanks by gravity with whole berries. Cold maceration: 3-5 days at 10-12⁰ C. Alcohol fermentation: 5-10 days at 24-26 ⁰ C. Hot maceration: 7-10 days at 28-30 ⁰ C. Malolactic fermentation in tanks. Aging in French oak barrels 30% two-year /70 % three-year-old for 12 months
Awards and recognitions: Vintage 2016 : Wine Advocate 88, Jancis Robinson 15, Gold medal Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards.
Information about the producer: First and foremost, our company is a family, and the family is the homeland of the heart. It is the house in which to live and evolve, in harmony with the universe of which we are a part. Young and old, grandchildren and grandparents; every day since end of the 19th century, here in Roero, our joy of life has poured out onto the land, onto the green fortune that grows beneath our feet. Love and gratitude; for generations we have been united by a bond as strong as a promise. A cleaner world, for out children and those that follow them. We know; “If you believe, you can”. This is why we have always been here. We live under the sky. We love it and will never stop.
The producer’s personal opinion about the product:Stephan Von Neipperg (owner of the famous Château Canon la Gaffelière, Mondotte in Saint Emilion, co-owner of GUIRAUD), in partnership with Dr. Karl-Heinz Hauptmann, was one of the first to invest in the Pazardjik region, located 135 km south-east of Sofia.The land, replanted with Bordeaux grape varieties and eventually with local varieties, benefits from the philosophy of Vignobles Comtes Von Neipperg. The Neipperg family has been cultivating vines and producing wines for 800 years. The Bessa Valley project has been advised by Bordeaux oenologist Marc Dworkin since its inception, who is also oenologist for Alira (Romania) and Nine Peaks (China). He worked for seventeen years for famous French wineries such as Château Clarke, Cote Montpezat, Château Larmande and Château Bellefont-Belcier. Marc Dworkin arrived in Bulgaria in 1999 as a consultant, and has contributed to the revival of Bulgarian wines.
Enjoy together with: Goulash, grilled red and white meats, cheese