Rubin is another indigenous Bulgarian grape variety created in 1947, whose importance and supreme quality has become well known in the last decade. It is created through the crossing of Nebbiolo and Syrah and makes wines with unique memorable style. Only the best grapes from the vintage are handpicked in small crates before the wine is fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months. As with all Nobile red wines, it spends further 6 months in the bottle before release. The wine has a vibrant dark ruby colour and explosive aromas of black cherries, blackberries, prunes, dry figs blue plums, bitter chocolate and hints of tobacco. Full bodied with a very juicy palate and a long complex finish; it is perfect served at 18-20° C alongside red meat, hard cheeses and game dishes.