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AplauZ Шардоне Сюр Ли 2017

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Art. # 1456
A gentle and sophisticated interpretation of a typical Bulgarian variety, which is very suitable for the production of rosés. It captures you with its concentrated fruity scent and its fresh and elegant body.

Profile

  • Fruit
  • Body
  • Dryness
  • Freshness
  • Alcohol

Variety

Chardonnay

Flavours

  • Citrus Citrus
  • Fig Fig
  • Mineral Flavors Mineral Flavors
  • Tropical Fruits Tropical Fruits

Glass

For white wine

Serving Temperature

Cold Cold

Food pairing

  • Fish Fish
  • Seafood Seafood
  • White Meats White Meats

Maturity

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Villa Melnik

Villa Melnik

Villa Melnik is a family winery, producer of wines of local and foreign varieties with a pronounced Melnik character. It has 300 acres of private vineyards near the town of Melnik and a modern winery, which is open to visitors every day. The winery has an annual capacity for processing about 250 tons of grapes. It is built on three levels and the cellar is dug into the sand hill. The vinification process is organized so that the wine flow moves through the three levels of the winery through the force of gravity. The natural and climatic conditions of the Melnik region are one of the best for wine production in Bulgaria. This is the warmest and sunniest part of Bulgaria. The climate is Mediterranean, with a growing season of 224 days. The vines are located on a hilly terrain facing south. The breeze that descends from the surrounding mountains naturally ventilates the vineyards and does not allow moisture retention.

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Struma Valley

Struma Valley

The Struma Valley region covers the Southwestern part of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian part of Macedonia. The climate of the region is specific and is highly influenced by the warm currents from the Mediterranean Sea. The main grape varieties here are the local endemic Shiroka Melnishka vine, Melnik 55 (cross between Shiroka Melnishka vine and the French variety Valdigie), but also the international varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and others. Due to the dryer climate and the higher temperatures, the wines develop warm southern tones in the aroma, with nuances of ripe fruit and a densely rich body. Of particular interest are the wines from Shiroka Melnik vine, partly due to the fact that the variety is difficult to grow because it ripens in late autumn. Today, the region is the most dynamically developing in Bulgaria, with many new, small, family owned wineries, increasingly focused on the quality and terroir expression of the wines they produce.

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the world's most famous white-wine grape and also one of the most widely planted. Of course, the most highly regarded expressions of the variety are those from Burgundy and California, but many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America. Describing the flavours of Chardonnay is not easy. This is not thanks to the complexity of the varietal itself but usually due its susceptibility to winemaking techniques - such as Malolactic fermentation which gives distinctive buttery aromas or Fermentation or maturation in oak barrels which contributes to the wine with smokey notes of vanilla, honey and even cinnamon, and not last the lees contact while in barrel imparts biscuity, doughy flavours. And all these incorporated with the varietal aromas of tropical (banana, pineapple and guava) to stone fruits (peach, nectarine and apricot), sometimes even citrus and apple notes. Climate plays a major role in dictating which fruit flavours a Chardonnay will have - warm regions (California, Australia ) make more tropical styles; temperate zones (southern Burgundy, New Zealand) - stone fruit notes, while the very coolest (Chablis, Champagne) lean towards green-apple aromas.

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