“A formidable red with a powerful tannic backbone. Should age well.”
– Bob Campbell MW on the Grand Reserve 2013, rated 95 points
Terra Tangra winery was established in early 2000s. Its vineyards are located on the South-Western slopes of the Sakar Mountain and along the Basin of Maritsa River in the Thracian valley. The winery produces a wide selection of red, white and rose wines, single varieties and blends, including limited boutique series. Terra Tangra is widely recognised for its unique and prize-winning wines, and was the first Bulgarian vineyard to be certified Organic.
Terra Tangra’s vineyards sprawling over 400 hectares of land are certified for the production of organic grapes and wine production. The numerous sunny days during the year, the constant wind and scarce rainfall in combination with the Southern exposure conspire to produce outstanding grapes. Terra Tangra’s wines are made of selected grape varietals, among them: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Mavrud, Melnik, Rubin; and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer, Semillon, Tamianka.
The vineyards are carefully monitored in order to determine precisely the start of harvest. The grapes are picked by hand, placed and assorted in crates. Only the best grapes are used. After de-stemming, each lot is vinified separately using traditional techniques, controlling temperature and duration of the fermentation. The intensity and intervals of cooling are defined for each vessel individually. At Terra Tangra blending helps ensure quality and identity in order to produce the best wine from each harvest. Fermentation is achieved in the classic manner – with attention to every detail and carefully preserving and extracting the natural phenols from the grapes. The wines mature in Baric French oak barrels for a period of 10 to 24 months, while sediments are removed periodically. Bottling is done in the wine cellar, which ensures thorough supervision of the overall production cycle.