Wines from the Danube Plain

This region is known as the North Wine-Wine Region. It covers the central and western parts of the Danube Plain, the southern bank of the Danube and its adjacent areas. The Danube Plain is located in the northwestern part of the country, which implies a warm continental climate, hot summer and the presence of plenty of sunshine. The soil in the Belogradchik region is red, sandy and limestone. Here are produced quality white dry wines, natural-sparkling wines according to the classic technology and quality red wines, which are characterized by a rich fruity aroma and a fresh taste.

The varieties of wine produced in this region cover the entire spectrum - from Cabernet to Aligote, but the region's specialty is Gamza, which is the birthplace of Rubina. The most common are the varieties Muscat Ottonel, Gamza, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Aligote, Pamid and others.

Gamma is a red variety, popular with Kadarka in Hungary. There it is used to make the famous Hungarian wine "Bull's Blood". Gamma ripens late - in the second half of September. Grapes crack and rot. The most suitable for it are hilly terrains with high airiness, rich soils and good exposure. Red grapes and dessert wines are obtained from the grapes. The bunches are small, but the yields are high, so much care is needed so that the wine produced can not be diluted instead of aromatic and spicy. This variety is often compared to Pinot Noir.

The variety, which is considered the future of Bulgaria, is Rubin. It was founded in 1944 in the town of Pleven, a mixture of Nebiolo and Syra. Nebolo provides incredible acidity and tannin, while Syr gives it a peppery taste and a violet color. Ruby is a medium-grained wine variety - it ripens in the first half of September. It is resistant to cracking and decay, the amount of yield is about the average. Grapes produce high quality dessert and table wines. Its fruit features are cherries and raspberries. Before this variety was actually grown in the southeastern part of the country and is now planted all over the country and even in Romania.

The area of the Danube River is the sub-region of the Vidin Province (the Danube Valley), where in 1887 one of the first wine-making schools in Bulgaria was opened.