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ENIRA, Bessa Valley, 2011

£16.75

Product Description

A big, robust Bulgarian red made in a very opulent Bordeaux style by master winemakers. This wine shows a deep purple colour whilst the nose explodes with vanilla and menthol aromas, followed by blackberry and raspberry strong nuances.

The Bulgarian wine industry, not unlike the majority of Eastern European, suffered during the rise and fall of Communism: Gorbachov´s desire to curb alcoholism in the USSR resulted in vines being uprooted throughout the country, and it was Stefan von Neipperg, of Château Canon La Gaffelier fame, who realised the massive potential of the Bessa Valley and led the way for the Bulgarian Wine renaissance. His flagship wine ´Enira´, named after a Thracian Princess, is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah made in an opulent style, while the Reserve with its red berry fruits and fresh earthiness, reminiscent of St-Emilion, will appeal to Bordeaux enthusiasts. Far removed from the mass produced table wine of the past, the wines from Enira are without a doubt two of Bulgaria’s finest: Hugh Johnson citing them as the ´only quality wine available in the UK.´