• Zitara Mavrud 2016 - Four Friends


Mavrud wine, which Bulgaria is so renowned for, especially in the region where the Four Friends winery is located, namely the Thracian Valley. So,  it's only natural that they also produce a Mavrud wine. An interesting terroir and rather atypical Mavrud wine this is. Why? It's exuberantly floral on the nose with hints of strawberry, rather than the classic fruitiness and spiciness. On the palate, it's more developed and nuanced than the usual Mavrud wine, with silky tannins and ready to drink. Typical flavors are evident, such as dark fruit, toast, black pepper, dark chocolate, and sweet spices. With beautifully balanced acidity that makes the wine so lively. Truly a successful Mavrud wine.

The production method employed by winemaker Ilian Petrov of Four Friends is more of a classic approach - cold maceration for extra color, flavor, and texture extraction, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, and aging for 12 months in French oak barrels (20% new, 80% used).

Pair with grilled steaks, lamb chops or burgers, stews and braised dishes, aged cheeses like Cheddar, Gouda, or even Bulgarian cheeses like Kashkaval, and roasted vegetables.

  Winemaker: Four Friends winery

 Region: Thracian Lowlands PGI

  Grape: 100% Mavrud, vineyards Novi Izvor - 34 years old 

  Style: dry, complex en full-body

    Vintage: 2016

   Aging: 12 months in ook barrels  (20% new, 80% used)

   Maturity: ready to drink, but it can mature further

   Closure: cork

      Alcohol: 14,00 %

   Volume: 750 ml

   Serve:  16-18°C

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Zitara Mavrud 2016 - Four Friends

  • € 16.90

  • Ex Tax: € 13.97
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