Hand Made Reserve Mavrud ZM 86 & Cabernet Sauvignon
An extraordinary red wine from sunny Thrace!
Maceration at low temperature for 48 hours after crushing. Fermentation with natural yeasts, extracted from Mavrud (ZM86) from own vineyards. Barrel-aged in Bulgarian oak. Unfiltered. Sediment may appear.
*ZM86 (Zagreus Mavrud 86) is Zagreus' own clone of the Bulgarian indigenous grape Mavrud.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Juicy, satin-soft, elegant and with good concentration. A very harmonious and pure wine from Mavrud.
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For current vintage, alcohol percentage and more details go to the tab Specification.
HOW TO DRINK IT
Southern Region – Thracian Lowlands
This region includes around 35% of the vineyard massifs and is characterized by a moderate continental climate and good distribution of precipitation during the vegetation period.
Zagreus Winery was built in 2004, the year of the first harvest. The winery is an ultra modern building with a fully integrated cycle of production. In order to perform maximum quality control during the whole process of wine production, Zagreus only uses grapes from its own vineyards.
As of 2010 all wines of Zagreus are organic according to the directives of the European Union. No herbicides or pesticides are used in the vineyards. The owners are proud of their fully integrated cycle of production. The whole process from the vines to the bottle happens at one place and is in "own hands", which guarantees full quality control.
|Grape variety||70% Mavrud /ZM86/ & 30% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Fermentation||Maceration at low temperature for 48 hours after crushing. Fermented with own yeast culture (ZM86), isolated from own Mavrud vineyards. Unfiltered. Sediment may appear.|
|Oak aging||12 months|
|Oak barrels type||225 l new Bulgarian oak barriques|
|Region||Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Lowlands|