Wines of Bulgaria

PGI Danubian Plain

The vine plants in this region for the production of wine with protected geographical indication (PGI) Danubian Plain are located in the Danubian Plain in Northern Bulgaria. It is situated between the Danube River on the north, the foothills of the Balkan Mountains on the south, the Timok River on the west and the Black Sea on the east. The altitude for the most part of the Plain is between 100 and 250 m, reaching in some parts 300-400 m. The temperate continental climate with dry, hot summers, the lowland terrain with plains, hills and plateaus. the chernozemic (black) soils and gray forest soils formed on loess, as well as the traditions maintained and developed in the region determine the peculiarities and characteristics of the wines produced. I Varietal structure White: Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Chardonnay, Traminer, Dimyat, Misket red, Rhine Riesling, Tamyanka, Pinot Gris, Ugni Blanc, Riesling Italian, Rkatziteli, Aligoté, Viognier, Furmint, Harsh Lavelyu, Sungurlare Misket, Varna Muscat, Misket Markov, Silvaner, Müller Tyurgao, Muscat Kailashki, Chenille Blanc, Roussanne, Colombard, etc. White wines have a complex aroma with predominating citrus fruit and nuances of herbs, fresh grass and wild flowers. The taste is fresh, with balanced acid, harmonious, with a long-lasting aftertaste. Red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Pamid, Bouquet, Syrah, Rubin, Cinsaut, Evmolpia, Grenache, Hebros, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir Gamza, Carmenere, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Grenache, etc. The aroma of rosé is characterized with red forest fruit and stone fruit. The taste is ethereal, rounded, with appetizing highlights of blackberry and ripe cherry. The finish is warm, slightly tart, with a definite freshness. The aroma of the red wines combines black and red forest fruit, plums, spices, vanilla and nuts. The taste is characterized with soft tannins, balanced, juicy, with a fruity freshness

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