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MONOGRAM Mavrud & Rubin - 2014 VILLA YUSTINA WINERY

Region: Ustina village, Plovdiv area, is a part of Thracian Valley - the great Southern Bulgarian wine region. Well protected from northern cold winds by Balkan Mountains and further protected from south by Rhodope Mountain. Thracian Valley - the region with more than 5000 years wine history and birthplace of Dionysus. Villa Yustina Mission - to develop quality boutique wines from Yakata in the Rhodope Mountain and wine tourism in a region with rich heritage and magnificent scenery.

Terroir: The vineyard is located in Gorkata area with southern slope with an average altitude of 300 meters and moderate continental climate. Although the Thracian Valley soils are mainly clay, most of Villa Yustina vineyards are actually calcareous.

Vine harvest: Carefully selected hand-picked grapes in crates with subsequent processing at appropriate temperatures

Vinification: After selection of the grapes in sorting tables, the berries are separated from the stems. The winemaking process of every single varietal includes cold maceration at 7-9˚C for 5 days, alcoholic fermentation at 26-28˚C for 7-9 days in stainless steel 5m3 full temperature controlled fermenters. The blend matures 18 months in Bulgarian oak barrels

About the brand: The boutique line of Villa Yustina of carefully selected grapes

Wine notes: Attractive blend of typical Bulgarian varieties. Deep ruby colour with complex nose and nuances of well ripe black fruits, chocolate and vanilla. Full and elegant body with mild tannins.

Varieties in %: Mavrud 60%, Rubin 40 %

Vintage: 2014

Acquired alcohol content: 14.00%

Date of harvest: October 2014

Wine appelation: Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Valley

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