Bessa Valley wines

Bessa Valley
  • Year: 2001
  • Location: BG, Plovdiv

History

Count Stephan von Neipperg, owner of several important Bordeaux estates like Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere and La Mondotte, fell in love with the charming Bessa Valley in Bulgaria and has become one of the region’s pioneers for Bordeaux-style wines. The estate is blessed with exceptional clay limestone soils and the cooling influence of the nearby Rhodope Mountains and Maritsa River which help moderate the warm summer temperatures.

In total the property has 140 acres under vine which is planted with Merlot, Syrah and some other key Bordeaux varietals. This punchy Cabernet is a great introduction to their typical house style with plenty of exuberance matched by elegance and balance. After vinification the young wine is aged in French oak barrels for one year to add extra complexity and polish.

Location

Bessa Valley Winery

Sofia, Slavyanska St 13, Bulgaria

Ownership

Owned by ENIRA WINES

Interesting Facts

Bessa Valley is located on 250 ha, of which 140 have already been planted.

The project started in 2001 by purchasing lands from around 800 people in the area of Ognianovo village (region of Pazardzhik).

Only acacia sticks are used for vine support.

The winery is 3 555 m3 in area and has a capacity of 2 500 barrels. Bessa Valley Winery is using only French oak barrels – barriques. Each one costs around €570 and is used only three times. After the third use, the barriques stop influencing the aging of the wine.

Alcohol fermentation and maceration take place for about 30 days.

    • 2017
    • 750ml
    • Red
    • 14.5%
    • Syrah
    • Syrah
    • Bessa Valley
    • Plovdiv
    • Bulgaria
    Vintage
    2017
    Size
    750ml
    Type
    Red
    Alcohol
    14.5%
    Varietal
    Syrah
    Grapes
    Syrah
    Winery
    Bessa Valley
    Region
    Plovdiv
    Country
    Bulgaria
      • 2020
      • 750ml
      • White
      • 13%
      • Other White Wine
      • Roussanne
      • Bessa Valley
      • Plovdiv
      • Bulgaria
      Vintage
      2020
      Size
      750ml
      Type
      White
      Alcohol
      13%
      Varietal
      Other White Wine
      Grapes
      Roussanne
      Winery
      Bessa Valley
      Region
      Plovdiv
      Country
      Bulgaria
        • 2018
        • 750ml
        • Red
        • 14.5%
        • Other Red Blends
        • Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
        • Bessa Valley
        • Plovdiv
        • Bulgaria
        Vintage
        2018
        Size
        750ml
        Type
        Red
        Alcohol
        14.5%
        Varietal
        Other Red Blends
        Grapes
        Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
        Winery
        Bessa Valley
        Region
        Plovdiv
        Country
        Bulgaria
          • 2020
          • 750ml
          • Red
          • 14.5%
          • Other Red Blends
          • Merlot, Syrah
          • Bessa Valley
          • Plovdiv
          • Bulgaria
          Vintage
          2020
          Size
          750ml
          Type
          Red
          Alcohol
          14.5%
          Varietal
          Other Red Blends
          Grapes
          Merlot, Syrah
          Winery
          Bessa Valley
          Region
          Plovdiv
          Country
          Bulgaria
            • 2019
            • 750ml
            • Red
            • 14.5%
            • Syrah
            • Syrah
            • Bessa Valley
            • Plovdiv
            • Bulgaria
            Vintage
            2019
            Size
            750ml
            Type
            Red
            Alcohol
            14.5%
            Varietal
            Syrah
            Grapes
            Syrah
            Winery
            Bessa Valley
            Region
            Plovdiv
            Country
            Bulgaria
              • 2018
              • 750ml
              • Red
              • 14.5%
              • Other Red Blends
              • 53% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
              • Bessa Valley
              • Plovdiv
              • Bulgaria
              Vintage
              2018
              Size
              750ml
              Type
              Red
              Alcohol
              14.5%
              Varietal
              Other Red Blends
              Grapes
              53% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
              Winery
              Bessa Valley
              Region
              Plovdiv
              Country
              Bulgaria
                • 2022
                • 750ml
                • Red
                • 14.5%
                • Cabernet Sauvignon
                • Cabernet Sauvignon
                • Bessa Valley
                • Plovdiv
                • Bulgaria
                Vintage
                2022
                Size
                750ml
                Type
                Red
                Alcohol
                14.5%
                Varietal
                Cabernet Sauvignon
                Grapes
                Cabernet Sauvignon
                Winery
                Bessa Valley
                Region
                Plovdiv
                Country
                Bulgaria
                  • 2019
                  • 750ml
                  • Red
                  • 14.5%
                  • Other Red Blends
                  • Merlot: 25%, Syrah: 25%, Petit Verdot: 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 25%
                  • Bessa Valley
                  • Plovdiv
                  • Bulgaria
                  Vintage
                  2019
                  Size
                  750ml
                  Type
                  Red
                  Alcohol
                  14.5%
                  Varietal
                  Other Red Blends
                  Grapes
                  Merlot: 25%, Syrah: 25%, Petit Verdot: 25%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 25%
                  Winery
                  Bessa Valley
                  Region
                  Plovdiv
                  Country
                  Bulgaria
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