Bulgarian wines are increasingly appearing on the wine lists of world-renowned restaurants with Michelin stars
In the season of wine and love, we remind you of the words of the Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson that wine is “poetry in a bottle” by offering you an exciting wine tour from the banks of the Danube to Japan. Wine is a romantic gesture and a sophisticated gift that will always delight. It turns out that Bulgarian wines are more and more often chosen by world rankings as the best and preferred. A few days ago, a bottle of Chateau Burgosone was awarded by Wine Enthusiast in top 6 of the best Pinot Noir wines under $30. The wines in this ranking were selected through blind tastings of more than 500 bottles from Burgundy to Oregon. This red grape variety is capricious and difficult to grow, but it can produce very interesting and, in good years, unique wines, leading the list of the most expensive wines in the world.
An interesting statistic shows that every day in 24 countries on 4 continents, someone opens a bottle of Château Bourgozone and combines it with their local specialties. In Korea, Brazil, Belgium, China, Japan, Uzbekistan, USA, England and many other countries – Burgozone wines are all over the world.
In the month of wine, we lift the veil behind the secret of good native wines, telling you how Bulgarian wine from the Burgozone cellar is taking over the world. The boutique family winery Chateau Burgozone is a winery shaped like a fortress and named after a Roman fort, perched on the banks of the great Danube, among its own vineyards stretching to the horizon. It presents a new modern and elegant style of Bulgarian wine.
The Château Bourgozone team believes that 80% of the quality of a wine comes from the vines. That’s why he takes great care of his vineyards, and every year a part of the grapes is removed and only the best quality grapes are picked by hand. Burgozone’s wines have been awarded over 120 medals from the most prestigious world wine competitions and are ranked among the “best Bulgarian wines” in the most authoritative national rankings. Burgozone is the only Bulgarian winery awarded in the prestigious American ranking of Wine Enthusiast – Top 100 Best Buys in USA for 2022. with its iconic Pinot Noir.
Burgozone is present in the wine lists of world restaurants with Michelin stars
Apart from their quality, Burgozone wines are distinguished by their SPF style – Fresh, Fruity and Fine. This sophistication allows the wines to be perfectly combined with food in search of true culinary pleasure, and that is why they are present on the wine lists of Michelin-starred restaurants around the world.
The cellar is a three-time winner of the “Golden Cellar of Bulgaria” title, and Burgozone’s wines are representative of the Danube terroir and go well with the food from the region. For example, the record holder in gold medals – Burgozone’s chardonnay is combined with the typical Danube dish of fish brine, and Tamianka – with cheese and raisin pie, the pride of the Oryakhov hosts.
But how does a Bulgarian wine combine with foreign cuisine? When wondering how to pair a certain food with wine, there are a few basic principles you can follow.
Bulgarian wine goes well with Japanese cuisine and traditional Belgian food
We choose white wine with light food (fish, chicken, seafood risotto, desserts) and red wine – with dark food (meat, mature cheese, pasta, chocolate). Another subtlety is to balance the weight and intensity of the food with the wine, choosing a light and fresh white wine for the salad, and for the salmon in a cream sauce – to prefer an oak-aged white wine or a light red such as Pinot Noir. Another winning choice is to serve local wine with regional food – French food with Bordeaux, pizza with Chianti or Chateau Burgosone white wine with Danube catfish.
When a country does not have its own wine like England, Belgium, Japan, Korea, it looks for the most suitable wines for its cuisine. For example, Burgozone’s elegant Sauvignon Blanc is perfectly suited to Japanese fine cuisine, Chateau Burgozone Cabernet Franc is suitable for a Korean barbecue, Burgozone’s Viognier is recommended with Belgian waterzoi (thick winter soup based on chicken or fish). It’s as if Burgozone’s Pinot Noir was made for English puddings, and Esperanto goes well with Peking duck.
Following the basic principles of food and wine pairing, you can’t go wrong with Chateau Burgosone’s superb wines. You can choose a bottle from the Burgozone Collection series, such as a fine Iris white blend or a temperamental red cuvée Eva Rouge and enjoy unforgettable moments in the month of wine with a glass of Burgozone.
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