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%
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
Aging in barrels: 6 months
Barrel type: American & French
Wine appelation: Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Valley