Three Generations BIO | By Zagreus
Three generations and three grapes in one wine!
Three generations with one aim - to leave something behind!
Message from Dimitar Kostadinov, owner of Zagreus Winery
"It all began in the winter of 2001, in the living room of our home in Parvomay. My grandfather, father and I were sitting around and talking about the future. That was the moment we decided to create Zagreus.
My grandfather had to be in place to manage it. My father had to find the financing and I had to keep my promise to return home after completing my studies abroad and continue what we had started.
Looking back, more than 20 years later, I can say - we did it! Three generations with one aim - to leave something behind! Three generations and three grapes in one wine!
This wine is dedicated to our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather Dimitar, who passed his dreams on to us."
Colour: Soft red colour with brick red shades;
Aroma: Multilayered aromas with notes of succulent black cherry, freshly made blackberry jam, roast pumpkin, elderberries, cinnamon and soft touch of iodine;
Taste: Pure, juicy, good fruit content in the taste, combined with the powerful stamp of the terroir – soft and delicate notes of musk, and leather highlights, complemented by elegantly integrated oak.
For current vintage, alcohol percentage and more details go to the tab Specification.
HOW TO DRINK IT
Meals: Excellent pair for roasted red meat (beef, lamb), pork, duck and poultry; turkey with cranberry, pasta, roasted vegetables;
Cheese: Brie, Camember, Danish Blue, Gouda, Gruyere, Pecorino Toscano, Sharp Cheddar, other well-aged cheeses like Stilton.
Zagreus Winery was built in 2004 and is located in the hart of Thracian Valley (Thracian Lowlands) in Southern Bulgaria. It is a modern complex with a fully integrated cycle of production, beginning from the grapes and ending with the bottle of wine. The winery is equipped with the most contemporary production facilities with the ability to control and optimise all processes of fermentation, vinification, stabilisation, bottling and ageing of the wine.
Today the winery owns more than 130ha of vineyards and uses only grapes from own vineyards. Since 2010 all the vineyards of Zagreus have been cultivated in accordance with all EU directives and requirements for organic production. In 2013, after a mandatory three-year controlled period, the winery was certified for BIO/Organic production.
THE WINE REGION
Southern Region – Thracian Lowlands
This region includes around 35% of the vineyard massifs and is characterised by a moderate continental climate and good distribution of precipitation during the vegetation period.
|Grape variety||50% Mavrud, 30% Syrah, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Fermentation||Temperature controlled stainless still vats|
|Oak aging||14 months|
|Oak barrels type||225 l new Bulgarian oak barriques|
|Region||Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Lowlands|