2022 Chardonnay, Bononia Estate, Koshava, Bulgaria
Crisp dry white with a medium body and notes of peach, grapefruit and the vaguest hint of tarragon. The same fruit flavours follow on the palate which is more akin to a new world chardonnay than one from Europe.
13.5% ABV. Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.
Vineyards are located in North West Bulgaria, right on the shore of the Danube River where they enjoy a continental climate at 35-50 m. altitude and benefit from the influence of the river. The wine spends one month in French oak barrels, more to add a touch of softness to the wine, rather than to impart any oaky flavour.
The history of Bononia Estate is like a journey through the centuries starting as early as the times of the Roman Empire. In the late 19th century, one of the first breweries was established in what is now the location of the Bononia Estate, but during the period of the transition, it sank into oblivion. In 2013, in the times of the modern Bulgarian state, the company began its revival, this time as a winery using modern technologies integrated by a family of people who are passionate about their country and determined to start and grow their business here.