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Disegno Cabernet Franc 2021

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Art. # 4782

42% Shiroka Melnik vine, 38% Early Melnik vine, 10% Sangiovese; 10% Pinot Noir

The grapes for this wine come from vineyards with completely different terroirs. The vineyards of Shiroka and Early Melnik vines, as well as Sangiovese are located in the land of the village of Harsovo, Melnik. There, the terroir is characterised by sandy and permeable soils, high temperatures during the day and cool evening currents coming down from the surrounding mountains. The grapes of Pinot Noir come from the vineyards near the town of Kavarna, where the Black Sea climate, characterised by constant breezes, protects the grapes from a sharp rise in sugars and helps preserve acidity. In both locations, biodynamic cultivation principles are practiced. The work is extremely manual, which allows for strict tracking and quality control. Shiroka Melnik vine is over 35 years old, with a well-developed root system, which is a prerequisite for a more saturated and complex taste-aromatic profile. The other three grape varieties in the blend are relatively young (5 years old), which favours the fresher feeling in the wine.

The grapes are harvested by hand and separately for each variety and the fermentation takes place separately as well. A pre-fermentative maceration is carried out for about 2-3 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at temperature of 23 C. After that a post-fermentative maceration is performed for about 3 days. Part of the wines experience contact with oak for various periods of time and when the desired organoleptic characteristics are reached, the wines are blended in precise proportions and bottling is carried out.

Sparkling ruby colour with aromas of black cherry and overripe apple and a slightly smoky tone. Medium body with soft freshness and cherry stone in the finish.




  • Fruit
  • Body
  • Tanins
  • Freshness
  • Alcohol


Cabernet Franc


  • Spices Spices
  • Plum Plum
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Small Red Fruits Small Red Fruits


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  • Soft Cheese Soft Cheese
  • Roasted Vegetables Roasted Vegetables


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AYA Estate Vineyards is a company, the successor of viticultural knowledge for several generations, with over 80 years of experience in artisanal wine production. These traditions determine the direction of the project - the revival of endemic Bulgarian varieties and focusing on the terroir expression of wine, thanks to working with nature, not against it. The main massifs are located in southwestern Bulgaria, in the village of Harsovo, Melnik region, but also have 10 hectares in northeastern Bulgaria, only 2 km from the Black Sea, near Cape Kaliakra, which determines the freshness of white wines produced by Seewines. , especially emblematic of which is Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards in Harsovo, from which the Shiroka Melnishka vine grapes are extracted, are over 50 years old, and the new plantations with Sira, although still young, impress with their potential and the pronounced peppery characteristics of the variety. Seewines follows the principles of biodynamics, both in the vineyards and in the wine production itself, maintains the biodiversity in and around the vineyards and practices the most sparing and environmentally friendly viticulture.

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