Salla Estate is a highly awarded Bulgarian producer that was established in 2010 yet which saw its first plantings in 2007. It has quite the following from restaurants notably its Pinot Noir.
It is located in the village of Blaskovo, 60km from the town of Varna, famed for its medieval fortress and the Aladzha rock monastery, a locality where the many Greek & Roman coins discovered attest to a long agricultural and trading heritage.
Aneliya Hristakieva has been at the winemaking helm from the start and is credited with making the best and highest rated Bulgarian white wine in 2017, while being one of three finalists in 2018 nominated for ‘oenologist of Bulgaria’.
Overseeing the vineyard is agronomic-consultant Francesco Fogolin who brings his high level of experience gained at vineyards all over Europe.
Part of the movement to reintroduce freshness to Bulgarian wine – acidity was muted during the Communist years – Salla Estate doesn’t shy away from experimentation and aims for pours of precision and elegance, far beyond the ‘big & bold’ adjectives typically associated with Bulgaria.
Looking to capture maximum terroir expression for wines of distinct individual character, these are released in small batch, limited series.