Zagreus Vinica Mavrud 2018 Thracian Lowlands
Zagreus vineyards were first planted in 1998 in the fertile Plovdiv plain, within the lowlands of Thrace, one of Bulgaria's best regions for grape growing. Certified organic since 2013, owner Dimitar Kostadinov's mission is to produce excellent examples of characterful local Bulgarian varietal mavrud as well as high-quality cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah.
Mavrud is an indigenous Bulgarian grape and this one has been made with grapes partly dried before fermentation (like an Italian Amarone). This is consistently one of our most popular wines. A brooding, deep and rich red with cloves, juniper, rosemary and star anise overlaid on a dense, grainy palate of black fruit and a touch of woodsmoke, tar and roast meat.