Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
Thracian Valley is a wine region in Bulgaria known for producing high-quality red, white, and rosé wines, with a long history of winemaking dating back to ancient times.
Regional History & Terroir: Thracian Valley is located in southern Bulgaria, and has a long history of winemaking dating back to ancient times. The region benefits from a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters, and a terroir that includes fertile soils with high mineral content.
Typical Grape Varietals: The Thracian Valley wine region is known for its production of high-quality red, white, and rosé wines, made primarily from indigenous grape varietals such as Mavrud, Melnik, and Pamid for reds, and Misket, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc for whites. Other varietals grown in the region include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Pinot Noir.
Regional Wine Styles: The Thracian Valley wine region produces a diverse range of wines, including reds, whites, and rosés. Red wines from the region are known for their full body, deep color, and complex flavors of dark fruit and spice, often with a firm tannic structure. White wines are typically crisp and refreshing, with notes of citrus and stone fruit, while rosés are light and fruity, with delicate aromas of red berries. The region also produces sparkling wines made using the traditional method