The wine combines the violet, dried cherry, and terra cotta fragrance of Nebbiolo with the blackberry and peppercorn flavours of Syrah. Beyond the wild aroma is an elegant texture from the advanced age of this vintage. Rubin at its peak!
The Nikolaevo Vineyard is situated on rolling hills in the Nikolaevo village in the east Thracian Valley. At the foot of the old mountain at 300 meters altitude, the grapes benefit from the cool air flow and good temperature amplitude between day and night during the ripening season. The soil is mainly clay, mixed with some limestone
The Rubin grape is a cross variety created in the 1940s in Bulgaria between Nebbiolo & Syrah grapes. After destemming and crushing, the process flows in stainless steel tanks, in small batches, punched down by hand, as fermentation is carried out by indigenous and selected yeasts. Malolactic fermentation takes place in 50% new and 50% old French & Bulgarian oak barrels. It was aged for 16 months, and is unfined and unfiltered.