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2010 Uniqato Rubin, Damianitza Winery

2010 Uniqato Rubin, Damianitza Winery
ref. RUBI100 JUN15

Wine Variety: Rubin is a crossing of Nebbiolo and Syrah and was first marketed in 1961. The variety's characteristics are that it can become very sugary when ripe and the grapes are high in colouring pigments. Some consider Rubin to be Bulgaria's best candidate for national signature grape variety.

Wine Region: We're right on the southern border with Greece here i.e. the climate is warm and continental. Vines have been grown in Bulgaria for over 3,000 years, albeit with interruption for the Ottoman Empire.

Wine Producer: Damianitza was founded just before the Second World War but was nationalised shortly thereafter. It was taken back into private hands in 1997. This is the third biggest winery in the country, currently producing roughly 1.4 million bottles of wine annually. 

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Style
Style:
Red - medium-bodied
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Rubin
  Producer
Producer:
Damianitza Winery
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
16°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
14.5%
  Country
Country:
Bulgaria
  Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2017
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Thracian Lowlands
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • Beef
  • Casseroles and Stews
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Deep garnet to near rim. A rich nose showing a great deal of sweet dark cake spice. Fruit is a cream of dark plums and I can find nuances of sweet pipe tobacco and new leather. With breathing, a note like wet healthy soil emerges. This goes into the mouth a touch creamy. There’s a swathe of super-fine silken tannins that gradually become a touch tacky, yet stay well integrated. There’s some nice walnut-like grip here, leading one through to a finish that ticks up the freshness a bit.

With an hour of breathing, the fruit becomes redder: a domestic concoction. If anything, the tannin comes across as more assertive with airing, becoming tacky. Darkly spicy still…

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