8th of December is for Domain Bessa Valley and their distinctive wines Enira. Enira is a big and opulant Bordeaux inspired Bulgarian red from an estate with a French style and attitude.
Bessa Valley’s owner is Count Stephan von Neipperg who also has several prominent Bordeaux properties to his name including Châteaux Canon La Gaffelière and La Mondotte. He and his team chose this area for the wonderful clay-limestone soils, with parellels to that of Saint Émilion in Bordeaux, which he believed had the potential to make great wines.
In the shadow of the dramatic Rhodope Mountains, these soils provide the structure, strength and minerality that allows the creation of wines full of power and elegance. Enira wines from his Bulgarian estate are strongly influenced by his style.
This is a blend of around 50% Merlot, 25% Syrah and smaller proportions of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon which, after fermentation, is aged of around 12 months in French oak barrels. The nose is full of vanilla and menthol aromas with plenty of berry fruits also in evidence. On the palate dark fruits dominate with flavours of raisins, liquorice and sweet spice along with rustic, gamey and meaty notes. It has a well rounded structure with quiet prominent, but well integrated tannins.
Come to taste them in our show room and wine bar and make your Christmas Wine Story.