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RIVERSIDE - 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: The wine is named Riverside because the vineyards are located along Topolnitsa River.

Wine notes: The wine has a deep, dark ruby colour. Intense scent of ripe sour cherry, with a hint of vanilla and toast. The taste is well balanced with spicy notes. Easy drinking wine with а long aftertaste of well integrated oak and ripe fruits. The wine has aged 6 months in new oak barrels.

Varieties in %: Mavrud 60% Cabernet - Sauvignon 40%

Vintage: 2016

Acquired alcohol content: 13,5 %

Date of harvest: Mavrud 20th October, Cabernet - Sauvignon 10th October

Ripeness of grapes /brix/: 22.5%-23.5%

Residual sugar /g/l/: 3.10

Total acidity /g/l/: 5.69

Ph: 3.67

Aging in barrels: 6 months

Barrel type: American & French

Wine appelation: Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Valley

European quality PDO & PGI Wines Xinomavro- Naoussa (PDO) and Mavrud (PDO&PGI)