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Villa Yustina, "4 Seasons", Thracian Valley

Bulgaria
Rubin
2018
$25 .95
- 2 bottles +

Tasting Notes

One of the most aromatic roses we've found - bursting with aromas of roses, peach blossoms, candied apricot, pears, red apple, and honeysuckle. The palate is luscious but well balanced, with sweet orchard fruit and tree fruit aromas with a striking minerally finish.

About

Villa Yustina is situated near the Rhodope Mountain range in the village of Ustina. The winery location was chosen because of the region's significant Thracian wine history dating back 5000 years. Ustina has a humid continental climate, and although the regional soil is mainly clay (suitable for red varieties), most of their vineyards are actually calcareous, providing excellent conditions for white varieties. Villa Yustina is dedicated to providing year-round employment for the people involved in viticulture, most of which are local villagers instead of seasonal temp workers, which is a more common practice. In addition to growing grapes for wine, they own land which is used to grow essential crops and fruit trees. The property includes a fishing pond, bird menagerie, as well as a large-scale farm where they raise the rare Boer goat breed. The winemaking facility is remarkably modern, but the inspiration is traditional. This region of the Thracian valley has been a major winemaking area for centuries, as it also was the location of the ancient Thracian capital, Besapara. Invented in 1944 by crossing Syrah and Nebbiolo, Rubin has an abundance of berry flavours on the palate and highly perfumed aromas. It's peppery flavor can be attributed to the Syrah, as well as its pleasant crushed-violet aromatic profile. Nebbiolo heritage provides dried cherry aromas and it's firm tannic structure.

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