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popularity on the Bulgarian market and vie with Mavrud as the preferred
local variety. Some wineries have sought the best of both varieties, producing
blends of the two, and in that way bringing the battle for local
supremacy to a tie. Here is a good example.
EDOARDO MIROGLIO MAVRUD & RUBIN ORGANIC WINE 2016
Thracian Valley, Bulgaria #169436 $18.99
This wine has organic certification. It has aromas of black cherry, blueberry,
plum and eucalyptus and light oak notes. The flavours on the lively
palate are tart cherry, red currant and pomegranate, with earthy tar and
truffle notes. It has good lifted finish. It is not a sipper but a fine food wine
that will go well with mushroom risotto, pork chops, tenderloin or roasted
1. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996).
2. It is available for sale online: <www.delongwine.
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3. Beppi Crosariol, “Bobal: Not Acquainted with This
Red Spanish Grape? Let Me Introduce You”, The
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