Perhaps as many varieties of wine there are, there are almost as many misconceptions related to its consumption. Some still believe that rosé is obtained from a mixture of white and red wine, others are mistaken that good wine must be expensive and closed with a cork. The team at New Bloom Winery, located in the city of Saedinenie, debunk some of the most common misconceptions about this drink.
The winery owns 6000 decares of its own vineyards in the Thracian Lowlands and works both with well-known varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat, as well as non-traditional and new for our country varieties Dornfelder, Regent and GleraNew Bloom Winery puts on the market interesting Bulgarian wines with a modern look, such as the Verano Azur, Pixels, F2F and New Bloom series.
Rose is white wine mixed with red
This is probably one of the most common myths associated with rosé. This method was only admissible for champagne rosé. A few years ago the OIV allowed it - BUT only for wines of geographical origin in countries where this is a traditional practice. This is not the case in Bulgaria. We follow a technological process for the production of rosé, in which red grape varieties are used according to the technology of white wine. The grape juice is left in contact with the skins for a short period of time and this is where the corresponding pink hue of the wine comes from. Rosettes in the style of Provence with paler pink tones are fashionable recently. This is exactly what the rosé of the Grenache variety in the PIXELS series is. The wine comes in a unique glass bottle and is closed with a glass stopper.
Good wine is closed with a cork
On the contrary. Increasingly, producers are using a screw cap, as it restricts the flow of oxygen into the bottle and, accordingly, there is no risk of a "cork" in the wine. This is how its quality is preserved. Also, wines closed with a screw cap or glass stopper do not need a corkscrew, making them very easy to reuse. That is why it is not at all surprising that New World wines massively use this method of closure.
From the wines of New Bloom Winery, the Verano Azur series is completely screw-capped. The white wines of the PIXELS brand are also screw-top. The sparkling wine PIXELS from the Glera variety (from which Prosecco is made) also has a unique cork that makes the specific popping sound of sparkling wines every time it is opened. It preserves the quality of the wine for several days and is a compliment to fans of sparkling wines. In the case of red Cabernet Sauvignon, the closure is a whole system - the unique ArdeaSeal cork, which consists of three elements: an inner body, an outer shell and a special "shield" and guarantees the preservation of the taste qualities of the product.
Rose is only for women
The increased consumption of rosé worldwide – it is the fastest growing wine category is precisely due to the increased wine culture and breaking the cliché that men do not drink wine, even less if it is rosé.
Red is more useful than white
Analyses on the topic started as early as 1995, when it was proven that although the antioxidant components in red wine are more, their quality and effectiveness for the human body are of great importance. Thus, as early as 2000, a study by the University of Melbourne concluded that both types of wine are equally useful. If you still have doubts about the benefit or harm to your he alth, you can try rose. Of course, with moderate and responsible consumption.
White wine with white meat, red - with red meat
When choosing a wine for food, the environment, the weather, the setting must be taken into account - all this determines the appropriate temperature for serving. It is a misconception that white wine only goes with lighter meats such as chicken, fish and salads, and reds are suitable for red meat. Of great importance are the sauces for the specific dish and the spices used. Chef Andre Tokev, for example, served the red wine F2F from the rare for Bulgaria Dornfelder variety with a combination of desserts: carrots in honey syrup and raisins, garnished with red wine sorbet; goat cheese pie with beetroot jam and tarte tatin of caramelised aubergine and chocolate mousse with hot pepper. Rose as a category pairs extremely easily with a large selection of foods – both meat and vegetarian dishes