Terra Tangra Organic Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Mavrud
Our first organic listing from Bulgaria is a real cracker. From the slopes of the Sakar Mountain close to the Turkish borders, this 350 hectare organic project was initiated a few years ago. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and the local indigenous 'Mavrud' grape, the resulting wine is bold yet appealingly elegant with rich black fruits and vanilla and leather nuances.
Top 100 AWEsome Wines 2016 (Assocation of Wine Educators) 'It is wonderful to see good value Bulgarian wines re-emerge after a quarter century in the doldrums. The local Mavrud grape is enjoying a revival and this wine emerges from a huge project in the east of Bulgaria, where a significant area of vineyards has been converted to organic growing. It is a succulent, juicy and warming red.' Wink Lorch, August 2016 (2013 vintage)
88 Points - Tom Cannavan's Wine-Pages.com, 'A step up on the very good 2012 vintage, this organic red from Bulgaria is deep, firm, meaty and glossy, with concentrated black and red fruit that's plummy dry and dusty, with cocoa and spicy fruit concentration on the finish. Great value.' July 2016 (2013 vintage)
Gold Medal - International Organic Wine Awards 2016 (2015 vintage)
Many of us may remember the popularity of Bulgarian wines back in the 70s and 80s, which then suddenly disappeared once the government subsidies, and communism collapsed. Nowadays there's increasing production again and some great quality starting to emerge. Our example is from the first certified organic venture and also has a small percentage of indigenous Mavrud in it.