01 Nov The Mavrud wines of Villa Melnik
October 26 is Mavrud Day! Villa Melnik is one of the few producers who grow Mavrud in the Melnik region. Although Mavrud is not a typical variety for our region, it is one of the first varieties that we planted in our vineyard in the land of Vinogradi village in 2005 after a detailed analysis of the soils and climatic features of the micro-region.
Mavrud is a late-ripening variety that ripens in mid-October. The advantage of growing Mavrud in the Melnik region is that the warm, long and dry autumn favors the full ripening of this variety. Here, the grapes reach a higher sugar level and maturity of the tannins. As a result, our Mavrud wines are full-bodied, soft and with wonderful fruity aromas.
You can order “The Mavrud wines of Villa Melnik” package in our online shop which contains:
1 X Bergule Mavrud 2019 The wine is fresh and fruity, without aging in oak. Transparent beautiful garnet color. The aroma is intriguing with elements of black cherry, herbal and ethereal notes. It tastes spicy, fresh, withgood tannic structure and a medium-long finish. Pairs especially well with pork, boar, veal and lamb.2
2 X Aplauz Reserve Mavrud 2017: The wine is made from carefully selected grapes. Aged 18 months in Bulgarian oak barrels. Wine with a beautiful, deep color. The nose is reminiscent of raspberries, dried fruit, leather, aromatic tobacco and spices. The palate is powerful with smooth, ripe tannins. Harmonious and well balanced, this is a wine with character and a face of its own that will age well for many years. Pairs especially well with pork, boar and lamb.
2 X Aplauz Mavrud PREMIUM Reserve 2015: This is a selection of the 5 best barrels intended for Aplauz, which the owner and technologist of the winery personally selected. The wine is aged for 2 years in Bulgarian oak barrels and another 2 years in bottles in our underground tunnels. The wine is for true connoisseurs of the variety and of aged wines. It has a rich, sparkling color. Rich aroma of cherries, blackberries, with hints of chocolate, mocha and walnut. Elegant medium body with good freshness and silky soft tannins. A perfectly balanced wine with a memorable finish. Wine for connoisseurs.
1 X Single Barrel Mavrud 2017: This is wine from the best barrel of Mavrud vintage 2017 that the winery owner and head technologist have personally selected and bottled independently. It stands out from other barrels with exceptional qualities and individuality. Only 300 bottles – suitable for connoisseurs and collectors.