2016 Telescope Mavrud Bulgaria


  • 91 Point Bulgarian Wonder
  • Tastes like a $30-$40 Bordeaux
  • Rare Eastern European Variety
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About the Wine

Telescope was born from the loving relationship of Seth and Zori. Zori, a Bulgaria woman, introduced her American husband Seth to Bulgarian wine. This introduction kickstarted the creation of Telescope. With Seth and Zori great passion for Bulgarian wine, they decided to bring these vibrant and dynamic wines to the US.

Though not a large country, Bulgaria has several different climate areas. Beyond climates, it's easiest to think about Bulgaria in terms of five main viticulture areas: Thracian Valley, Danube Plain, Black Sea Coast, Rose Valley, and Struma Valley. Each offers a unique combination of soil, topography, sunshine, wind, and rain. Like other wine-growing regions of the world, each can be subdivided even further. The Thracian Valley rests on the same latitudinal plane as Tuscany and Rioja

Grapes for this wine are from the southeastern corner--and the southernmost point--of Bulgaria on the gently rolling hills that make up the country's border with Greece. Clay and cinnamon forest soils and a south-facing slope provide excellent conditions for the vines of this Bulgarian original.

Aging: 10 months in French Oak barrels.

Tasting Notes: 100% Mavrud.


Medium violet color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark chocolate coated berries and nuts, caramelized yams, mocha creme brulee, and pepper on fresh herbs with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long berry cobbler a la mode, coffee gelato, orange blossom water, and nut skin finish with soft, silky tannins and light oak. A supple and captivating indigenous Bulgarian red that delights with appealing brushstrokes of distinctive flavors. ~91 Tastings.com

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