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Assenovgrad

Assenovgrad
2013 Special Reserve, Mavrud, Plovdiv Region

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Bulgarian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Bulgaria
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$11.99

Assenovgrad
2013 Special Reserve, Mavrud, Plovdiv Region

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Bulgarian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Bulgaria
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Brown brick red color. Exotic, smoky aromas and flavors of dark roasted coffee bean and wood, smoked sturgeon, wood sap and herbs, and cardamom with a supple, bright, medium body and a tingling, short-to-medium finish with nuances of pomegranate seed, apple skin, and mulch. A sturdy, mellow red wine for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted coffee bean and wood, smoked sturgeon, wood sap and herbs, and cardamom
Taste Flavor: pomegranate seed, apple skin, and mulch
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sturdy, mellow red wine for the table.

The Importer

Malinka Imports LLC

The Importer
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Other Bulgarian Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Bulgarian reds by and large are produced from international varieties; the leading ones are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir; many of the best examples are from the Thracian Valley in the middle of the country.

Most reds are mono-varietal, although there are some Bordeaux blends as well; prices are under $20 for most offerings. Medium-bodied with attractive aromas of black cherry and berry fruit with moderate tannins and light spice and tobacco notes, these are easy-drinking wines meant for early consumption with lighter red meats, cheeses and pastas.