Mavrud vinegrape
Photo courtesy of Mustafa Çamlica

This red wine grape is indigenous to the region of Thrace in Bulgaria. It is also grown in oriental Thrace (Turkey) by Chamlija winery.

History of the name : Once upon a time, a Bulgarian Khan decided to destroy all vineyards in the country. His faithful warrior was a young man called Mavrud. One day he visited the young man’s mother who told him that, despite his orders, she kept one grapevine at home. It seemed this grapevine gave his son the strength and abilities used to serve the Khan. The Khan forgave her and eventually called that grapevine by the name of Mavrud. Beautiful story, isn’t it?

Description : The grapes are usually small in size and ripen late. They have a dark skin and give a deep dark ruby wine with excellent acidity and pronounced tannins.

Aromas : Black fruits ( blackberry, mulberry, blueberry, prune), almond, chocolate, spices.