Danube River Plains
The Danube Plain is one of five wine regions in the country of Bulgaria; it is also referred to as the Danube River Plains appellation. It is located in northern Bulgaria, along the south banks of the Danube River. The areas has a continental climate with warm to very hot summer days. The red grape Gamza, also known as Kadarka, has been historically important in this region; the grape produces wines with rich tannins. Other varieties grown in the Danube Plain region include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Muscat Ottonel and Pamid, a red grape that was once widely planted here, but today is becoming quite rare; the grape has low acidity and produced light wines meant for youthful consumption. (Wine/Appellations)