Château Copsa owns 50 hectares of vineyards, located in the very heart of the Rose Valley. This wine microregion, tucked away between the southern slope of the Balkan Mountains and Sredna Gora, is extremely suitable for cultivating high quality white grape varieties. The unsurpassed fragrance of the rose and lavender fields, the constant movement of air masses, the mild climate due to the two mountains surrounding the valley, all this contribute to the unique terroir of the region. The predominant soil is cinnamon-forest soil mixed with limestone and rubble on the surface, which acts as a natural drainage. The annual rainfall is significantly higher than the average for Bulgaria, which ensures constant soil moisture throughout the year. In addition, the naturally cold mountain air of the region helps cool off the fruit and reach a high concentration of flavours.
The Rose Valley region is exceptionally favourable for growing white grape varieties - the emblematic local Red Misket, Muscat Ottonel, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc, which make up 80% of our vineyards. The red grape varieties we grow are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Due to the cooler mountain climate they ripen significantly later and carry their unique terroir characteristics, which make them special.
The grape yield is controlled by pruning the vines and green harvesting in August before the grape has reached its peak of ripeness in order to reduce the yield at the expense of its qualitative characteristics. The average yield per decare is 600 kg. Each bunch of grapes, used for making our wines, is hand-picked at dawn in order to keep it undamaged and preserve its intense aroma.