Rubin Reserve Yalovo 2018
100% ruby from two plots along the Rhodope Collar - old vineyards in the land of Kuklen, and younger ones near Belashchitsa.
Strict grain selection and maceration for 18-20 days in a wooden vat. Aging in French, American and Bulgarian oak barrels for 18 months, with stabilization and clarification done naturally, without clarifiers and gentle filtration.
Full-bodied ruby red colour. The nose is varietal, with predominant notes of black fruit: blueberry, chokecherry, ripe cherry, as well as cappuccino, black pepper and vanilla. Elegant and dynamic taste. The body is supple with plenty of sweetness and grainy tannins. Long finish with accents of oak, smoke and black fruit.
Serving TemperatureRoom Temperature
MaturityReady, but will improve
More about this wine
The area stretches from the banks of the Danube to the slopes of Stara Planina, covering the fertile Danube plain. It is characterised by a temperate-continental climate with hot summers and a large number of sunny days. The main varieties are Muscat Otonel, Gamza, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Aligote, Pamid and others. The region produces dry white wines, some sparkling wines by using the classical method and some quality red wines with rich fruity aroma and fresh taste. Gamza is the typical local variety, also known in Serbia and Hungary as Kadarka. It is a red variety, grown mostly in the regions of Vidin and Pleven, which ripens in late September and gives fresh, fruity and pleasantly harsh wines with a typical aroma of raspberries and wild red berries.More wines of this region
Rubin Bolgarskii, or simply Rubin, is a dark-skinned crossing of Nebbiolo and Syrah created in Pleven in 1944. Rubin is grown not only in Bulgaria but also in Moldova, Romania and Slovenia. The wines are of good-quality and high in content of anthocyanins, the compounds responsible for the deep colour of the wine. Rubin's peppery flavour can be attributed to the Syrah, as well as its pleasant crushed-violet aromatic profile, while the tannic structure comes from the Nebbiolo. Wines made from this variety are often aged in barrel where the vanilla and smoky flavours soften the tannins further.More wines of the same variety