Mavrud

 

Mavrud (Bulgarian: мавруд, from Greek, mavro, "black") is a red wine grape that is used as both a blending grape and for varietal wines, indigenous to the region of Kara Thrace in. Bulgaria.
The grape has been described as a characterful, low-yielding, small-berried and late-ripening grape capable of producing tannic, spicy wine with a potential for ageing.
. Legend contends that during the reign of Khan Krum of Bulgaria, all vineyards were ordered destroyed. Later, a lion escaped from its cage and terrorized the city. However, a fearless young man named Mavrud (now the name of a wine grape) confronted and slew the lion. The king summoned Mavrud's mother to learn the source of such courage. She said she had secretly saved a vine, made wine, and that this was the source of Mavrud's bravery. Khan Krum ordered the vineyards replanted.
Regarded as one of the most highly esteemed local wines, Mavrud vineyards are mainly be found around Asenovgrad and Perushtitsa, as Read more »

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  • The eighth season of Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope has given me the ... ... ... the local entrees like Mavrud, Pamid and Gamza that are the most fun to taste. Degustatsijana vino (wine tastings) with snacks of local cheeses, nuts and other goodies are available at most of the wineries that span the country. During this season’s Eastern Europe’... Read More

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  • Todoroff Wine Cellar Mavrud Gallery 2007

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  • Vinica Mavrud Zagreus Winery Bulgaria Red Zagreus Winery Dry 2008

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  • Todoroff Wine Cellar Thracian Region Gallery Mavrud 2005

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  • Tcherga Cabernet Sauvignon Mavrud 2007

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  • Pulden Mavrud Special Reserve 2003

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    Nose: Dark chocolate, dry leaves, cinnamon, dark red fruitsNotes: Raspberry and black cherries open up to vanilla and cinnamon mid-palate with a tart apple juice finish. Quite light in color, medium-bodied. Overall autmnal flavors make it interesting, similar to pinot noirs. Pair with: Pasta and red sauce, skirt steak, salads. Read More

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  • Let's get some education going here. Has anyone else come across a new varietal ... never heard of before today?Mavrud: Mavrud is a unique red wine common only to the region of Thrace in Bulgaria. It is found around few cities in the central part of the country where the winter temperatures are not very low. The wines made from this variety are... Read More

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  • Pamidovo Mavrud Antique Thracia Special Selection 2000

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  • Maxxima Mavrud Reserve 2003

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    Nose: first impression: pure fruit!!! blackberries, ripe dark cherries. with time develops a scent of tabacco and dry leaves; at the back: dark olives.Palate: very elegant, soft tannins - perfekt time for drinking! you can find the fruit back on the palate - here it resembles the taste of cherry pits! no sign of "jamness", no heavyweight - despi... Read More

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