COMPOSITION Pinot noir 100%
VINEYARDS from the village of Tserova koriya (Veliko Tarnovo municipality), located on the southern slope of the “Straja” ridge. The formation is a double cordon “Roayat” and a planting density of about 4,500 vines per hectare. The grape harvest was on August 27, 2011.
VINIFICATION The whole grapes are directly pressed with a hand press so that the juice can quickly drain-out and have no time to absorb the color of the skins. Fermentation is in 225 liter barrels. Natural cold stabilization follows at the lowest winter temperatures. The bottles were filled in May 2012. In small batches we make the riddling with a small gyro-pallet. The disgorging is done manually.
CATEGORY: Natural sparkling wine by traditional method (secondary fermentation in a bottle), brut (sugar content about 6 g / l)
ALCOHOL 12.5% vol.
COLOR Sparkling of old gold.
APPEARANCE Dense Fabric, small to medium bubbles and prolonged play.
NOSE The nose is with the classic style of bread, roasted nut, mature and green apple, patro and wet stone. Taste Average to a dense body with smoky accents of roasted hazelnut, toasted wood, toasted bread and toast. It ends sweet and long.
TASTE Average to a dense body with smoky accents of roasted hazelnut, toasted wood, toasted bread and toast. It ends sweet and long.
FOOD COMBINATION: Apart from an aperitif, the wine will blend perfectly with foie gras or seafood appetizers, black / red caviar, as well as some spicy dishes from Asian cuisine or roasted poultry (turkey, duck, quail) with sauce.
AWARDS WINE OF THE YEAR – 2017