Unique grape variety with great potential
Mavrud is an old red grape variety cultivated in Bulgaria since ancient times. The birthplace of Mavrud is the area around today’s city of Plovdiv in the Western Thrace wine region, part of the Thacian Valley. The name Mavrud is derived from the Greek word “mavro”, which means black. This is probably because the skin of the Mavrud grape is bluish-black.
The wines made from Mavrud have a deep ruby colour, enough tannin and acids and a pleasant blackberry and prune aroma. Mavrud wines develop perfectly in contact with oak and acquire a powerful and complex aroma, supplemented by full-bodied, dense and harmonious taste.
Mavrud is probably the most highly valued local grape variety. Foreign wine experts point to Mavrud as the local grape variety that is most likely to become internationally recognized in the near future. Apart from single variety wines, Mavrud is often used in cuvees where it leaves its distinct blueprint and provides for an interesting blend of flavours.
Our VINICA Mavrud BIO or say it another way “The Bulgarian Amarone” has won 1st place in the annual ranking of the Top 50 Bulgarian wines. Vinica was earlier also awarded The Best Bulgarian Wine from an indigenous grape variety. The main character here is Mavrud – indigenous grape variety from Bulgaria with great potential.
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