TERRA TANGRA Black Label Rubin
Colour: Vibrant, deep cherry red, with light purple hues;
Aroma: Seductive, complex and warming aroma with hints of ripe cherries, plums, black pepper, tapenade, laurel and a bit vanilla. Generous, open, soft.
Taste: On the palate emerges especially the dark fruit with ripe tannins and surprisingly fresh acids; Fabulously pure, mild and juicy. Tones tobacco chocolate, licorice and truffle. Elegant slightly spicy finish.
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HOW TO DRINK IT
Meals: BBQ or any other succulent grilled or baked red meats, couscous, duck, ham, hamburger, lamb (grilled, broiled), pasta with tomato sauce, pates, spicy Chinese, tuna, veal, venison;
Cheese: Brie, Camember, Danish Blu, Gouda, Gruyere, Pecorino Toscano, Sharp Cheddar;
Vino-Lok Crystal stopper /glass-on-glass closure/
Vino-Lok is known as a glass-on-glass closure but in fact the seal is formed by a circular polymer disk that’s taste-neutral, alcohol- and acid-resistant and even mimics the oxygen transmission of natural cork.
This closure eliminates the risk of TCA tainted wine, has no effect on the aromas of the wine, prevents further and unwanted development of the wine after bottling, and establishes a stable and leak-proof long-term environment for the bottled wine.
Vino-Lok looks classy, no corkscrew needed and the bottle can be easily resealed.
Rubin is a hybrid between the grape varieties Syrah and Nebbiolo, and was created in 1944 in the Institute of Viticulture and Oenology in Pleven, Bulgaria. However, it was not until the end of 1950s that this grape variety became more popular and was cultivated on a wider scale in south and southwest Bulgaria.
As the name suggests, wines from Rubin have a deep ruby colour and typical aroma of berries. The wines can be consumed both young and matured. When Rubin wines mature, their tannins smoothen out and the flavour improves, while freshness is preserved. Wines from Rubin are gaining considerable popularity on the Bulgarian market and abroad.
THE WINE MAKER
Terra Tangra Winery was established in the early 2000s. Its vineyards are located on the South-Western slopes of the Sakar Mountain and along the Basin of Maritsa River, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria. The variety of terroirs enables Terra Tangra to achieve the best taste qualities of the different grape varieties. Among the grown varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Mavrud, Rubin Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer, Semillon, Tamyanka. The combination of terroir and expertise of Terra Tangra’s team of enologists, led by world-famous Xavier Meade (successor of a family with centuries-old wine-making traditions from the St. Emilion Region, Bordeaux, France) quickly grasps the attention of international experts and connoisseurs. Terra Tangra’s wines hold already an impressively large number of prizes from all over the world.
In line with the ongoing trends for natural an heathy Terra Tangra vineyards have been strictly organically grown and maintained. All the wines bear appellation Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Thracian Valley (Thracian Lowlands), sub region Sakar Mountain Vineyards. A lot of them are organically certified. The company is constantly seeking to optimise its production processes in the pursuit of the perfect balance between quality, price and distinctiveness.
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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||100% Rubin|
|Closure||Vino-Lok Crystal stopper /glass-on-glass closure/|
|Oak aging||3 months|
|Oak barrels type||400 l French oak barrels|
|Region||Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Lowlands|