Villa Katina Reserve 2021
About the wine
Reserve 2021, like all of our previous vintages, comes in an extremely limited quantity – an edition of only 600 bottles. The year 2021 presented some challenges for us, as we undertook an alternative approach to growing and maintaining our vineyard. As a result, the vines suffered a significant amount of stress, which further influenced the volume of the harvest.
A wine with minimum use of mechanical means; an entirely hand-crafted product and a result of manual labour. The wine is unfiltered and may thus contain a considerable amount of ‘noble’ sediment, also known as wine diamonds.
It has undergone the process of primary fermentation in an open vat with daily stirring. The secondary fermentation took place directly in oak barrels. The wine from the different barrels was not blended together – instead we have bottled each barrel separately, preserving its personality and authenticity. The taste characteristics of each could be significantly different, something we consider a unique charm and which we deliberately decided to preserve.
Natural, unfiltered, free-flow wine. Might contain wine crystals. No sulphites.
Origin: Thracian Lowlands, Karabunar and Ovchepoltsi
Cold maceration: 48 hours
Bottled: August 2022, single barrel