Libera Estate produce this stunning orange wine using 100% Keratsuda, an indigenous white variety native to the Struma Valley of Bulgaria. Vines benefit from the warm Mediterranean climate, and fermentation takes place with grape skins for 50 days, with no oak ageing and no filtration prior to bottling.
The result is a dark golden wine, with typical Keratsuda aromas of pear, apricot and white flowers. The palate is surprisingly fresh with pronounced tannins from skin contact being balanced by refreshing acidity. Medium bodied, intense and more-ish with long length on the finish.
About the Maker:
Libera Estate is a relatively new project founded in 2013. They focus on local Bulgarian grape varieties, aiming to show their true potential in contemporary times. Their 100 acres of vineyards are 25 years old and situated in the villages of Hotovo, Lozenitsa and Zornitsa, with a dedicated team of locals helping to ensure the best cultivation and harvest.
Region: Thracian Valley
Type: Orange / Skin Contact
Producer: Libera Estate
Bottle Size: 750ml
Alcohol: 12.5% Vol
Style: Ripe & Robust
Grape Varieties: Keratsuda
Dark gold colour with amber nuances. Typical Keratsuda aromas of pear, apricot and white flowers on the nose. Very fresh with pronounced tannins coming from the 45 days skin contact. Medium bodied with intense long finish.
Asian cuisine, roast game birds, white meat.