Katarzyna Le Rouge Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Katarzyna Le Rouge has a saturated red colour with violet shades. The spicy nose has a base layer of red and black berries blending with notes of vanilla and chocolate. Soft and harmonious body that combines juicy fruit and elegant French oak spice flavours on the palate. Moves into a lasting and memorable aftertaste.
Ageing potential: Can be aged in a bottle up to 10 years.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from vines that were planted between 2004–2007. The fruit for this wine comes from Katarzyna's vineyards in the most southern part of Bulgaria, in the region of Bulgaria with the longest duration of sunshine (over 3000 hours during the year). The climate is temperate continental with warm summers, mild winters and no spring frosts. The average annual rainfall is 586 mm. The vineyards situated in the "White soil" area with sandy, sandy-clay and clay-limestone soils, making them extremely favourable for growing vines
Daily analyses and tastings to monitor the sugar contents, titratable acids and phenolic maturity of the grapes during harvest. The fruit then goes through several sorting lines and manual sorting of the grapes before fermentation. This way, only the highest-quality grapes remain for processing. Matures in French oak barrels, which are regularly replenished and monitored for changes in quality. After bottling, the wine matures in bottle in an underground tunnel at a constant temperature of 14°C and 75% humidity.
Fun Fact: Katarzyna's cellar is the largest-capacity Bulgarian wine cellar!