Despite its name, Red Misket is used for the production of high-quality white wines, as well as for fresh consumption. Usually two types of Red Misket wines are distinguished – Karlovski misket, typical for the Karlovo area in the Rose Valley wine region and Red Misket.
Karlovski misket wines have clear, pale-greenish colour and floral aroma, supplemented by nuances of yellow fruits, vanilla, rose, as well as citrus and tropical fruits. The wines have distinct minerality, light body, slight dryness and refreshing aftertaste.
Red misket wines also have clear, pale-gold colour and rich floral aroma with hints of yellow and tropical fruits. There are also nuances of vanilla, rose, and violet in the aftertaste. Red misket wines are full-bodied, with balanced and fresh flavour.
Red Misket is one of the unique Bulgarian grape varieties that cannot be found anywhere else. It is used for the production of high quality white wines. In addition, Red Misket performs well in blends with the other local grape variety Dimyat, as well as with Riesling. One of the most famous areas for cultivation of Red Misket in Bulgaria is the Rose Valley wine region. If you travel through the Rose Valley and see for yourself the mixture of rose, lavender and vine plantations, you will definitely appreciate and understand better the distinct floral taste of Red Misket wines. Discover this Bulgarian grape variety and explore the area where it thrives best – the Rose Valley.