Syrah Bessa Valley 2018
Bessa Vallee is a classic French château winery, where the winery itself is located in the heart of the vineyard. The vineyard is located in the exclusive Valley of the Bes (a Thracian tribe that inhabited these lands thousands of years ago), near the village of. Ognyanovo, Pazardzhik and is spread over 250 hectares.
Bessa's Syrah is a beautiful ruby-coloured wine; the nose is intense, ripe and noble with hints of sundried tomatoes, tomato salsa and sweet pepper. The body is smooth, dense and harmonious, with a spicy finish and nobility.
Serving TemperatureCellar temperature
- Red Meats
- Hard Cheese
MaturityReady, but will improve
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The Bessa Valley project started in 2001 with the purchase of land from about 800 owners in Ognyanovo (Pazardzhik region). Bessa Valley is located on 2,500 acres, 1,400 of which are already occupied. The main cellar is convex in an arc dug into the rugged hill. Next to it is the Rotunda, in which the grapes ferment. A pergola connects the cellar with the administrative building. The walls of the buildings are lined with limestone, in which marine inhabitants have left their traces. Part of the cellar is dug into the rock, which is essential for the storage and aging of wine in barrels. The scale allows maintaining a constant temperature and humidity.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
Syrah/Shiraz - Two names of one and the same grape variety - the winemakers from the Old world use Syrah and the ones from the New world - Shiraz. The grape is a deep red, even the pulp, therefore this variety is not suitable for blanc de noir wine style. Syrah wine has specific floral aromas in its youth and develops notes of herbs and spices such as white and black pepper as it ages. These varietal specifics come out better when blended with a small amount of Viognier - a method gaining popularity more and more around the world. Syrah produces wines capable of ageing and improving over decades, which enhances its plummy and almost oriental spicy flavours.More wines of the same variety