Ruse Wine House
The Ruse Wine House specializes in boutique series of wines, each consisting of 2000 up to 15 000 bottles. It was founded in 2005 by the brothers Plamen Bobokov and Atanas Bobokov, joined by Tsanko Stanchev – an enologist with 25 years of experience in wine making. The House is arranged in a unique fortification structure dating back almost 200 years, and its setting up has been intended to preserve the traditions and expertise in the field of wine-trade in the Ruse region. In 2005, the winery produced its first wines from the grape varieties Traminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Vrachanska Temenuga, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes are grown for us in selected vineyards and regions that have been subject to continuous research for decades.
Quality control over vintage begins by monitoring every agro-technical action conducted by grape grovers. We carefully determine the right time for grape harvesting for each vineyard by taking into account the weather conditions, and the available data information about the grapes ripening dynamics. We organize the transportation of hand-picked grapes bunches into plastic boxes by refrigerator trucks, at temperatures ranging from 12 to 150°.
The production technology is a combination of an ancient natural wine making practices and recent technical developments. To guarantee the quality of the end product, we have ensured that the grapes in the wine-cellar are being manually sorted out. We have implemented a technology providing gentle grapes processing and wine treatment in order to preserve to the highest degree the fruit character and aromas of the grape varieties. Fermentation is carried out by using pure yeast strains in small fermentation tanks made of oak and stainless steel, while for Chardonnay new French oak barrels are specially used. Temperature monitoring is provided at each stage of the process.
The wine is aging in French and American oak barrels that are stored behind stonewalls as thick as 2.30 meters, ensuring the constant temperature all year-round.
The winery has the capacity to process 150.000 kg grapes which produce approximately 110 000 bottles of wine.