Ilaya Mavrud Reserve 2017 Manastira Winery
Region: The winery and the vineyards are located in a region in Bulgaria, which is most suitable for grape growing – Thracian Valley. It is famous for its millennial wine traditions. The climate conditions of the region provide a good opportunity for getting rich and deep wines.
Terroir: Temperate continental climate. The vineyards are located along Topolnitsa River.
Vine harvest: Our wines are made by 100% own grapes only from our vineyards. Grape clusters are hand - picked and all unripe or rotten berries are discarded.
Vinification: Grapes are picked at optimum ripeness. Cold maceration for 7-10 days at 8C. Fermentation in still tanks for 7 days at 24-26C. Maceration for 3 to 4 weeks.
About the brand: Mavrud is indigenous grape unique to Bulgaria and the brand Ilaya is named after a legend from the First Bulgarian Empire era.
Wine notes: The wine has pale ruby colour with red fruit, mulberry and chocolate on the nose. The taste is well-balanced, with a hint of well-integrated oak. The wine has aged 10 months in new oak barrels
Varieties in %: Mavrud 100%
Acquired alcohol content: 13.50%
Date of harvest: 20th October
Wine appelation: Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Valley