Chardonnay Barrel Hotovo Libera Estate 2020
Pale golden colour. Intense nose with accents of apple, pear and buttery notes. Medium body with a spicy finish. A wine that is a great food friend and would be excellent if served with soft cheeses, chicken or other white meat dishes.
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Libera Estate is a new project on the wine list of Bulgaria. Libera wines were first vinified in 2013, relying mainly on local and a few international varieties. This line is maintained until the beginning of 2017, when we decided to increase our portfolio of wines, which gave rise to the emergence of a new brand. The goal before us is to show the true appearance of Bulgarian wine by combining local centuries-old traditions and the modern look of our team. Our vineyards number more than 350 decares in the land of the villages of Hotovo, Lozenitsa and Zornitsa. We are located 9 km. from Sandanski and 6 km. from Melnik in an area steeped in history and wine. The valley of the river Struma is an extremely interesting terroir, characterized by mild winters and hot summers, and the mountains that surround us are an important factor and also determine the nature of our wines.All wines of the same producer
In this region, which includes Southern Bulgaria, the climate is temperate continental protected from northern winds thanks to Stara Planina, with good rain distribution. It includes the central parts of the Thracian lowland and parts of Sakar. Most of the red grape varieties are concentrated in this area. Mavrud, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Muscat, Pamid and others are grown. The climatic conditions of the region favour the production of rich, dense, memorable red wines, especially from the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Mavrud. Good wines from the local variety Mavrud are especially valued for their aroma and taste of small red fruits, spices and herbs.More wines of this region
Chardonnay is the world's most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Of course, the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, but many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America. Describing the flavours of Chardonnay is not easy. This is not thanks to the complexity of the varietal itself but usually due its susceptibility to winemaking techniques - such as Malolactic fermentation which gives distinctive buttery aromas or Fermentation or maturation in oak barrels which contributes to the wine with smokey notes of vanilla, honey and even cinnamon, and not last the lees contact while in barrel imparts biscuity, doughy flavours. And all these incorporated with the varietal aromas of tropical (banana, pineapple and guava) to stone fruits (peach, nectarine and apricot), sometimes even citrus and apple notes. Climate plays a major role in dictating which fruit flavours a Chardonnay will have - warm regions (California, Australia ) make more tropical styles; temperate zones (southern Burgundy, New Zealand) - stone fruit notes, while the very coolest (Chablis, Champagne) lean towards green-apple aromas.More wines of the same variety