Bessa Valley Wines

Bessa Valley Winery was set up in 2001 in the outskirts of the Rhodope mountain, near the village of Ognianovo, in the South of Bulgaria. The winery spread on 250 ha carefully chosen after extensive research and detailed soil analysis.

A plantation density of 5,000 vines per hectare and a maximum yield of 50 hl/ha are the main ways of controlling production and harvesting only top-quality grapes.

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Terroir and climate

The soil and climate in its intricate interaction is the source of all exceptional wine. This is what led us to the Bessa Valley.

The terroir of Bessa Valley is mostly based on clay and limestone soils and the wines from these great clay-limestone soils supply power and structure, but also acidity and minerality.

Perfect climate for wine production with hot summers, mild winters, south exposition, and low level of rainfall. The rushing winds are offsetting the excess temperatures of the continental climate.

Winemaking

The barrel cellar with capacity up to 2 500 barrels is dug into the rock, which is of a great significance for the preservation and maturing of the wines. The rock allows the maintenance of a constant temperature and humidity of the air. The winery has its own bottling line with capacity of up to 800 000 bottles a year.

Currently the yield from the Valley is around 650 tons of grapes. About 720 000 bottles of wine. Only acacia sticks are used to support our vines.

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Petit Enira

Petit Enira
 

Petit Enira has a deep Ruby colour. Complex and lasting aftertaste distinguished by ripe fruit defines this wine as amazing and attractive.

Grape varieties:

  • Merlot : 55%
  • Syrah : 12%
  • Petit Verdot : 20%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon : 13%
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Duo Enira

Petit Duo
 

The nose is a perfect balance between the fruitiness of the Merlot and the toasty aromas of the Syrah. Woodier nose when shaken.

The mouth is middle to full-bodied with the strength of the Merlot and the velvetiness of the Syrah.

Grape varieties:

  • Merlot : 82%
  • Syrah : 18%
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Enira

Enira
 

This wine shows a deep purple colour.

This wine is ending with an amazing balance between its 12-month wood ageing and the perfect ripeness of its harvested grapes

To be drunk with red meat and cheese, but can age for 5/7 years easily,

Grape varieties:

  • Merlot : 52%
  • Syrah : 26%
  • Petit Verdot : 14%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon : 8%
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Enira Reserva

Enira Reserva
 

Nose: intensive, lasting and engaging, a complex combination of fruit nuances and delicate oak, Mouth: powerful and complex. The taste impresses with its velvet softness and warmth Tannins: woody tannins, very well-structured Aftertaste: Excellent

Grape varieties:

  • Merlot : 36%
  • Syrah : 39%
  • Petit Verdot : 22%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon : 3%
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Selection Neipperg

Selection Neipperg
 

The nose is full of crunchy fruits and toasty aromas.

The mouth is full-bodied with the fresh crunchy red and dark fruits, smooth and lengthy end.

This wine will surely develop more strength when it will be 2-3 years older

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Bessa Valley Syrah

Bessa Valley Syrah
 

Unique dense and very dark ruby color. Attractive and rich nose, typical for the Syrah variety. It is dominated by the aromas of black and red fruits, skin, butter and cocoa. Juicy taste with fruit freshness. A powerful round body accentuated by the mature oak tannins. This wine is extremely harmonious with the long captivating aftertaste and significant potential.

 
  • Grapes : Syrah  100%
Rose 2019-1

Enira Rose

Enira Rose
 

Brightly shine very pale pink colour with orange hues. Plenty aromas in the nose are forming nice bouquet of green apple, pear, peach, melon and spring flowers. Fresh and complex taste well-formed structure, good acidity balance. Pleasant after taste with medium length.

Grape varieties:

  • Syrah : 50%
  • Petit Verdot : 50%
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Enira White

Enira White
 

Brilliant, deep straw color fascinates at first. Rich bouquet charms with aromas of pear, apricot, quince, melon and lime. Round and soft body, dense texture and balanced acidity are felt in the taste. Nice freshness and finesse at the end. A delicate yet complex wine to enjoy!

Grape varieties:

  • Marsanne : 58%
  • Roussanne : 22%
  • Viognier : 20%
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Grande Cuvee wine

Grande Cuvee wine
 

This is a wine characterised with its balance and finesse. The colour is alive, intense and garnet with ethereal glow. The nose is dominated by berries, plum and nuts elegantly combined with the oak. The body is powerful, juicy and spicy, perfectly balance and with velvet tannins. The aftertaste is long, memorable with hints of chocolate, and vanilla.

Grape varieties:

  • Merlot : 25%
  • Syrah : 25%
  • Petit Verdot : 25%
  • Cabernet Sauvignon : 25%

Ratings

SAKURA Enira Reserva 2015 Diamond 2021SAKURA ENIRA 2016 Gold 2021SAKURA Petit Enira Gold 2021

 

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Bessa Valley Winery was set up in 2001 in the outskirts of the Rhodope mountain, near the village of Ognianovo, in the South of Bulgaria.

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