TERRA TANGRA ORGANIC Rubin & Merlot
Colour: Vivid, deep cherry red colour;
Aroma: Black fruit, blackberries, ripe cherries, cherry jam, subtle earthy notes, vanilla and gentle smoky nuances;
Taste: Pure and nicely balanced body with well-mannered tannins, framing perfectly the deep, rich dark fruit. Luscious deliciously spicy finish.
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HOW TO DRINK IT
Meals: BBQ or other succulent grilled or baked red meat, game pie, sausage and mash, smoky lentil stews, venison terrine, chicken liver terrine, duck, ham, lamb (grilled, broiled), pasta with tomato sauce, pates, spicy Chinese, tuna, veal, venison;
Cheese: Brie, Camembert, Danish Blu, Gouda, Gruyere, Pecorino Toscano, Sharp Cheddar;
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||50% Rubin & 50% Merlot|
|Oak barrels type||N/A|
|Region||Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Lowlands|
|Producer||Terra Tangra Winery|