Terroir is a combination of the specifics of the geography, climate and soils. It needs great knowledge and strong instinct for the land. Terroir is a philosophy and culture in wine-making. You need to feel the place the same way a child feels his mother’s love.
Bessa Valley is located on the hills between the Rhodope Mountains and Maritsa River. The climate is continental – hot summer and cold winter. The terroir is influenced by the river and the mountain. Rainfalls are at usual level.
The Valley is surrounded by hills, open only to the west and east. This gives the opportunity for the fresh air streams to pass through the grapes and mix the fragrances.
The soil in the Valley is loamy and clay-stony, mixed with limestone. The limestone rock is half a meter under the soil layer.
See the road map to the Valley
Count Neipperg about the terroir:
“A common mistake in the past was growing vast wine massifs in Bulgaria in the plains – for example, between wheat plantations, whereas high-quality wines are produced from vines growing on limited, cutoff and wilder terrains. Grapes are a fine fruit but it is only its husk which gives to the wine its color. Without concentration of color in the grape you will never have good wine.”
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