The exciting Balar journey in the world of wine began in 2006 when they started an extensive research into local soil types and terroir in order to select the perfect spot for their vineyards at the foot of the Monastery Hills near Yambol (Southeast Bulgaria). Our winery is in the immediate vicinity of the vineyard which ensures the qualitative characteristics of the grapes from the beginning of the vinification process. The winery’s capacity is 50 tonnes of grapes per annum. They are not aiming to expand their production, but rather remain focused on producing limited edition wines of a prominent character.The winemaking process is traditional, using dedicated manual labour where it matters for the quality of our wines. The young wine matures in 225 litre French oak barrels and is aged further in bottles in an underground cellar of constant temperature and controlled air humidity.
Read how BALAR people talk about their Philosophy:
"In ancient Bulgarian “balar” means “a wise, educated man”. For us, one dimension of this wisdom is staying true to the grape character, which the Thracian Valley has bestowed upon us. We apply low interference vineyard practices and deliberately reduce the amount of grape we harvest to help the vineyard to fulfil its potential. We harvest about 400-450 kg per decare, which is a great basis for producing rich and fabulous wines. We respect the nature, and when it does not result in a good year (such as the year of 2014), we chose not to produce wine.
We know that another dimension of wisdom is flexibility. It allows us to skillfully adapt to changing environmental conditions by using sustainable practices and carefully developed procedures for managing the technological process.
The steady quality of our wine year after year is ensured by the accurately selected terroir as well as the strict application a theoretical management model developed within our team.
Balar produces the first VIZALIZED WINE: they have invented a unique technology for the creation of vitalised wine, it is patended.
WHAT IS VITALISATION?
Vitalisation is the process of using sound waves to change the structure and energy spectrum of wine molecules. The sounds of specially selected classical music are played directly into the wine for an extended period of time in order to intensify the wine’s qualities and positive impact on the human body.
A limited selection of quality red wine from well-ripen grapes ages for several months (3-12) in oak barrels in a dedicated soundproof environment. The music of selected classical pieces from renowned composers is played directly within the barrels. Cutting edge sensors and devices – developed byour extensive research and engineering work in the field of hydroacoustics– transform the electrical signal of the music into a mechanical wave and capture what is “heard” by the liquid. The harmonic potential of the music is concentrated directly onto the aging wines thanks to the precise balancing of the devises to avoid the sound’s propensity to disperse its potential across the room.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST VITALISED WINE COLLECTION
Our first vitalised wine has matured under the sound of the timeless pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven. Their powerful energy charge poured into the new wine to create the world’s first vitalised wine.
Once bottled the vitalised wine continues to further develop its unique qualities and flavours.
The bottles are platinum plated to protect the wine’s superior quality from interference of the external environment for a longer period of time.
Each bottle is individually numbered and is of collector´s value.