Zitara Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2021
Deep straw yellow colour with sparkling clarity. Attractive and intense aroma dominated by ripe citrus, roasted nut, vanilla. The palate is rich with a sense of tropical fruit, butter, noble oak. Balanced, powerful body with good structure, long finish and serious ageing potential.
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Four Friends Wine Cellar has over 40 hectares of vineyards in the most suitable region for growing grapes in Bulgaria - Thracian Lowland. The mansion is nestled in the land of the village of Gorno Botevo, east of Stara Zagora. The choice is not accidental - the region is famous for its millennial wine traditions dating back 4,000 years. It is these traditions that want to revive four enthusiastic friends, connoisseurs of good Bulgarian wine. The first vineyards of the varieties Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot were planted in 2006 after careful study of the terrain, climate and soil conditions in the region. Wines in the wine cellar & quot; Four Friends & quot; are produced by classical technologies with a lot of manual labor - this largely determines the quality of wine. The total capacity of the winery is 400,000 liters of wine, with the ability to produce 300,000 bottles per year.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