Pelin – Aromatised Wormwood 150cl


IMPOSED WORMWOOD produced with fresh white grapes from the late harvest, apples, quinces, and a special selection of 22 herbs. The fresh fruits and herbs are steeped in high-quality white wine from the previous harvest.

FOOD PAIRING Pairs excellently with most traditional Bulgarian dishes: grape or cabbage sarmi (vegetarian or with meat), sausages, blood sausages, stuffed peppers, kapama, bean stew. It is also suitable as an aperitif or digestif.


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VINIFICATION Called “imposed wormwood” due to the traditional method of production. It involves layering fresh grapes, herbs, apples, more herbs, and so on. These “imposed” fresh fruits and herbs are then drenched with wine. Yalovo Winery’s imposed wormwood is prepared towards the end of the grape harvest, using well-ripened white grapes of the Vrachanski Muscat and Dimyat varieties, aromatic mountain apples from old varieties, and quinces. The quantity of fresh grapes is significant, to impart its sweetness and very slight fermentation, giving freshness to the drink. The white wine used includes Muscat, Chardonnay, Rkatsiteli, and Sauvignon Blanc varieties. The following herbs are used:

  • wormwood (Artemisia absinthium), common yarrow (Achillea millefolium), yellow yarrow (Achillea clypeolata), red centaury (Centaurium Erythraea), St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), oregano (Origanum vulgare), elderflower (Sambucus nigra), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum), chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), coriander (Coriandrum sativum), elecampane (Inula Helenium L.), basil (Ocimum basilicum), hawthorn flower (Crataegus monogyna), echinacea (Echinacea purpurea), marigold (Calendula officinalis), agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria), lady’s bedstraw (Galium verum L.), sage (Salvia officinalis), cowslip (Primula veris), Pirin tea (Sideritis scardica), and wild vine flower (Vitis rupestris). See the production video here.

ALCOHOL 10% vol.