5th of December

Christmas Calendar

We are in love with this wine we got as a present and sample to taste and remind us for the Cabernet Franc day (4th Dec).

Cabernet Franc Day celebrates the Father of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cardinal Richelieu, who died on 4th Dec. For your Christmas table, Grab a bottle of Cabernet Franc and give tribute to this fantastic varietal!

Cabernet Franc is believed to have been established in the Libournais region of southwest France, sometime in the 17th century, when Cardinal Richelieu transported cuttings of the vine to the Loire Valley.

Today, Cabernet Franc is one of the twenty most widely planted grape varieties across the world.

“Cabernet Franc unites francophiles , terroir snobs, locavores, “balance” freaks and plant geeks. It is complex and distinctive and often wonderful. Cabernet Franc is the wine for our moment.”

– Ben O’Donnell, Wine Spectator

4th of December

Christmas Calendar

The calendar surprise of December 4th- One amazing Wine from our special collection is born in the skirts of Thracian Valley, in Villa Yustina winery. It shows it’s spectrum under the name Monogram and has the unique characteristics Mavrud & Rubin from 2014.

Attractive blend of two indigenous varieties Mavrud 60% and Rubin 40% with Intensive ruby red color and complex nose, hints of mature black fruit, chocolate and vanilla. Full elegant body with soft tannins. The wine has matured for 18 months in 100% Bulgarian oak and 2 years in bottles.

The wine pairs perfectly with roasted meet and makes special match with traditional Bulgarian cuisine stews kavarma or kapama.

It proudly wears several international Awards:
BIWC – Gold medal for vintage 2014
MundusVini , Germany- Gold medal for vintage 2014
Selection Mondiales des Vins, Canada 2016 – Golden medal
Vino Balkanika –Golden medals for vintiges 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
BIWC – Golden medal 2013
Mundus Vini, Germany – Golden medal 2013
Mundus Vini, Germany –Best bulgarian red wine 2013
Mundus Vini,Germany – Silver medal 2015
Vinalies Internationales, France –Silver medal 2014
Korea Wine Challenge – Best bulgarian red wine 2014