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Шато Коларово Вионие 2015

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Art. # 0099
Limited Viognier series presenting a nice spice and freshness, joined by slightly mysterious minerality. This wine is a great way to show the qualities of the variety in a combination with the Bulgarian terroir.
Alc. 13%

Profile

  • Fruit
  • Body
  • Dryness
  • Freshness
  • Alcohol

Variety

Viognier

Flavours

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Wood Wood

Glass

For white wine

Serving Temperature

Cold Cold

Food pairing

  • Fish Fish
  • White Meats White Meats
  • Soft Cheese Soft Cheese

Maturity

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More about this wine

Chateau Kolarovo

Chateau Kolarovo

Chateau Kolarovo is a boutique wine cellar, established in 2009. It is located between the southwestern slopes of South Sakar and is named after the village in which it is located. It has 150 decares of well-maintained vineyards of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Mavrud, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Malbec varieties and 50 decares of 40-year-old Merlot vineyards from the famous Kolarovo vineyard. It has excellent terroir, and the Mediterranean breeze provides cool nights. The winery produces 60,000 - 65,000 bottles per year. Most of the operations are done manually. Chateau Kolarovo uses mainly French oak, with the exception of Mavrud and Chardonnay wines, which have been proven to grow better in Bulgarian oak. The wines of Chateau Kolarovo are a wonderful expression of one of the best terroirs in our country.

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Thracian valley

Thracian valley

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.

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Viognier

Viognier

Viognier is a white grape variety used to produce rich wines with pronounced aromas of stone fruit, but can also be very herbal, with aromas of chamomile, lavender, thyme and even a hint of pine. At the end of the 1960s, the Viognier plantations numbered only 14 hectares - mainly located around Condrieu and Château-Grillet. The variety is difficult to grow, has a naturally low acidity. At the same time, it requires a lot of sunshine to ripen properly, but if there is too much heat, it accumulates sugars quickly and due to the high alcohol content, the final wine loses the apricot tones in its aromatic profile. Despite these difficulties in cultivation, after the late 70s of last century, various winemakers around the world began to experiment with it - mailny in Australia and the United States. Today, Viognier is enjoying a remarkable renaissance, with even increasing areas in France, and is also grown in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and even Japan. The variety performs quite well when fermented in oak barrels, in which case the herbal aromas are softened and shades of honey and vanilla are added to them. Interestingly, Vionnier is allowed and used in the Côte-Rôtie appellation for co-fermentation with Syrah. The allowed addition is up to 20% and actually it contributes significantly to improving the profile of the final wine.

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