The project Bessa Valley started in 2001 and it currently lays on 2500 decares, 1400 of which are already planted on. The main cellar protrudes in an arc dug into the rugged hillside. Next to is the Rotonda where the grapes ferment. The walls of the buildings are lined with limestone where marine inhabitants have left their traces.
Part of the winery is dug into a rock which is of great importance for the storage and aging of the wine in barrels. The rock allows them to regulate a constant temperature and humidity level.
The wine cellar’s capacity is 720000 bottles and part of the wines are aging in about 2500 French oak barrels. Around 80% of the production is intended for export.
Bessa Valley is on the hills between the Rhodope mountains and the river Maritza. The climate is continential – hot summer and cold winter. The terroir is influenced by the river and the mointain. The rainfall level is moderate.
The valley is surrounded by hills open only to the west and south. This allows the fresh wind-flows to aerate the grapes and mix their aromas. The soil in the valley is loamy and rocky mixed with limestone. The calcareous rock is half a meter below the soil layer.
Wine cellar Bessa Valley welcomes wine tourist during weekdays from 10 am till 4 pm and wine tours during the weekend require booking in advance. If you wish to enjoy the lecture amongst the vineyard massifs, a tour of Domain Bessa Valley and a wine tasting in their tasting room we advise you make you reservation in advance.
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