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Pamid grapes

by | Feb 4, 2017

Pamid is one of the oldest red wine grape varieties of the world. This red wine grape variety has been cultivated in the regions of Bulgaria since the very times of the ancient Thracians.


During the ancient times, this grape variety was considered as the most widely planted grape variety across the entire Bulgaria.

However, the scenario has changed today and the plantings of this red wine grape variety have become very limited. This red wine grape variety is also cultivated in the regions of Albania, Yugoslavia, Romania as well as Hungary.

This red wine grape variety is concerned with the production and preparation of some of the most tasteful wines of the world.

Pamid is traditionally taken into use as to the production of light red wines that are easy in regard to their consumption.

Because of the lack of character as well as concentration of this grape, the wines prepared out of this grape variety are famous only in the domestic markets in abundance and a very little scale of export of the wines of this grape are carried out in other countries.

Wine grape varieties

This red wine grape variety entertains an excellent fertility and whenever it comes to its plantings and cultivation, the vines of this red wine grape variety are easy to handle.

The vintage of this red wine grape variety happens around the middle of the month of September. The vines of this grape variety yield about 4-5 kilograms of grapes.

Thankfully, the wines of this red wine grape variety do not require any specific kind of soil, however the grapes with the best quality of Pamid are cultivated in all the areas where the nature of the soils is lightly drained.

This red wine grape variety is mostly prepared into red rose wines. Sometimes, these wines also entertain a hint of residual sugar in them.

This red wine grape variety is also addressed under different names. The main synonyms of Pamid are Rosioara, Szlanka and Piros.

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The origin of this red wine grape variety is considered to be one of the ancient origins in the world. This grape variety is considered to be the oldest grape variety of Bulgaria that is cultivated in the world since the time of the Thracians.

This grape variety can be found existing under different names in other Balkan countries along with Hungary. This grape variety is considered as the most widespread grape variety that is planted in Bulgaria.

According to an article that was published back in the 20th century, around 46 percent vineyards of this country were planted with the grape variety of Pamid.

Wines with Pamid grapes


The bunch of this red wine grape variety is medium as to its size and the grapes are small, juicy and a little oval as to their size. The skin of these grapes is thin and red to dark red as to its appearance.

In terms of fertility, Pamid is considered as one of the most fertile vine and it usually ripens in the middle of the month of September. This red wine grape variety is resistant to the conditions of low winter temperatures and drought.

The wines produced out of this red wine grape variety are used for both fresh wines as well as light table red wines. These wines are able to accumulate a good amount of sugar in them.

However, the level of acidity present in them is a little low that eventually end up making these wines not so suitable for maturing. These wines are mostly consumed in their younger state.

These wines are attractive as to appearance. The wines produced out of Pamid are also used as a blend in order to prepare the rose wines.

Overall, the wines prepared out of this red wine grape variety are decent. However, these wines are considered as a low quality wines when they are compared with other tasteful red wines of the world.

Food pairing

All the wines prepared out of this red wine grape variety taste their best when they are paired with the food items such as stuffed potato balls, white sauce pasta as well as soba-noodle salad along with scallions.


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