Within these two basic regional appellations, there are smaller appellations. Few producers use them though. The notion that international consumers are scarcely aware of Bulgarian wine in general is rationale enough for producers to ignore ideas of promoting smaller localities. A few do however, Edoardo Miroglio for example indicates the Nova Zagora appellation on his still and sparkling wines. It’s a shame more don’t follow his lead.
The Rose Valley is found in the centre of Bulgaria and is home to a number of good quality red wines. Generally they are made with International varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, but there is a growing number of good wines from local grapes such as Mavrud, Rubin and Gamza.