This wine is produced from single vineyard grapes grown in the Struma Valley, South West Bulgaria, specially selected for optimum ripeness and terroir character. Grapes were handpicked in small crates and twice passed through sorting tables to ensure the highest quality possible for the vintage. The wine goes through traditional fermentation with longer maceration on the skins before being aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels. It continues its maturation for 6 more months in bottle before being released on the market. Dark inky ruby in colour, it enchants with a complex aroma of blueberries and blackberries, vanilla and sweet spice, hints of tobacco and bitter chocolate. A full bodied and sumptuous palate leads to a complex long lingering finish. Ready now but can keep for further 12-15 years. It is best served at 18-20° C alongside game and full flavoured red meat dishes.