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Manastira Ilaya Mavrud Reserve 2013

Manastira Ilaya Mavrud Reserve
Manastira Ilaya Mavrud Reserve
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Rating89

Price$17.00

Vintage2013

AppellationThracian Valley

WineryManastira

Alcohol13.00%

Bottle Size750 ml

CategoryRed Wine

ImporterOld Town Wine Imports

Aging ProgramBarrel aged 18 months in new American oak

Oak OriginAmerican

BlendMavrud

The Manastira Ilaya Mavrud Reserve is an inviting red wine that shows layers of red fruit flavor. Expect notes of wild berries and chocolate, with rich vanilla accents on the palate. This memorable wine is perfect for serving with a variety of different meals, and it’s perfect for sharing with guests.

You can also share the following story with your guests. It’s a legend that accompanies the name of the wine, Ilaya, and the grape, Mavrud.

“During the First Bulgarian Empire, Krum the Fearsome was khan of Bulgaria. He was known as a strict but just ruler, and during his reign wine growing was prohibited.
 
The king used lions to guard the capital during the night.  One night, a lion escaped the from its cage and terrorized the city. However, a fearless young man named Mavrud (now the name of a wine grape) confronted and slew the lion. The king summoned Mavrud's mother (her name was ILAYA) to learn the source of such courage and bravery.

Ilaya said she had secretly saved a vine, made wine, and that this was the source of Mavrud's bravery. Khan Krum ordered the vineyards replanted. He called the grapes after the lad`s name – Mavrud.

Taste SummaryBerry, Chocolate, Vanilla


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