Project Description

Cuve eXcentric – Special Edition

Cuvee eXcentric

Special Edition by Ivan Lechev

Origin: Thracian Valley
Vintage: 2020
Variety: Merlot 40%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Cabernet Franc 30%
Alcohol content: 14% vol
Date of harvest: 22 September – 11 October

History: The Cuvee eXcentric wine is an expression of the friendship between the legendary Bulgarian musician Ivan Lechev and the emblematic oenologist Stoicho Stoev. Some time ago they discovered that each one of them is a great fan of the other. The music of the unique Ivan Lechev has always been an inspiration for the oenologist. The wines of Stoicho Stoev, who has dedicated his life to the wines of Struma valley, are liked and preferred by the maestro of Bulgarian rock music. In deference to the personality and the work of the great guitar player Medi Valley Winery made this special edition of eXcentric – Special Edition by Ivan Lechev. The wine was produced in 3000 bottles. The blend of the three classic red varieties was made so that the difference creates the style.

Vinification: The Cuvee eXcentric wine was made of selected grapes from specially selected vineyards. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are from the winery’s own vineyards in the village of Smochevo and the Cabernet Franc comes from a single vineyard in the Danube plain. The grapes of the different varieties were picked and vinificated separately. They were selected on the vineyard itself. In the cellar they were sorted on a double sorting table. The wines made of the different varieties matured 12 months in French oak barrels where they reached completeness and harmony. The stressing cold stabilization was avoided. After tasting, a total of ten barrels was selected to make the blend.

Tasting notes: The color is beautiful, dark red. The aromatic profile is multilayered with ripe fruit, smoke, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Completed by nuances of white pepper and blue-berry leaves. The body is soft, fruity and juicy and the flavor is full and velvet.