Edoardo Miroglio Soli Pinot Noir, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria
Grape varieties: Pinot Noir
Winemaking method: Organic
Burgundian in style, Soli Pinot Noir has pure red fruit coming out of its ears; think raspberry and red cherry, with a spicy undertone and soft, velvety tannins. If you like Pinot Noir, but not the prices commanded in eastern France, give this one a go.
Winemaker and vineyard:
Italian born Edoardo Miroglio originally wanted to make wine in Piedmont. When he realised how expensive this was going to be, he decided to go off-piste and make wine in the Thracian Valley in Bulgaria, where wine has been made for thousands of years.
And aren't we happy that he did. 220 hectares sit in this unusual wine region, making some of the best value-for-money wines we have.
It's a long way from Delia Smith's Bulgarian Cabernet Sauvignon recommendations of the 1990s.