Melnik 55 Early Melnik Grape
A magnificent wine made from the unique Bulgarian grape variety Early Melnik Vine. This grape grows only in Bulgaria in small micro areas along Struma River in the most south western part of the country. Here the vines benefit from the unique terroir, result from the specific combination of continental climate with strong mediterranean influence and the soils.
Melnik 55 is certainly one of the most unique wines from Bulgaria… and most of all, the perfect balance between quality and price!
Colour: Deep rubby red colour with nice granite shades;
Aroma: Rich aroma of black berries and cherry, comlimented by sweet spicines en elegant vanilla;
Taste: Soft, velvet and rounded fruity taste with balanced structure and tenderness. Long and memorable finish.
For current vintage, alcohol percentage and more details go to the tab Specification.
HOW TO DRINK IT:
Food: smoked chicken, duck, ham, hamburger, lamb (grilled or broiled), pasta with tomato sauce, pates, steak (grilled or broiled), venison;
Cheese: Brie, Camember, Danish Blu, Sharp Cheddar;
Melnik is also the name of the smallest Bulgarian town, picturesquely situated amongst a fantastic scenery – strangely shaped pyramids of sand and limestone. During the 17th -18th century it became a flourishing tobacco and wine-producing center, whose fame spread to many European countries. The beautiful fortress-like houses with broad wine cellars, cut in the limestone rocks date back to this period.
|Grapes varieties||100% Melnik - Early Melnik Vine|
|Oak aging||12 months|
|Oak barrels type||225 L new French and Bulgarian oak barriques|
|Region||Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Lowlands (Sub: Struma River Valley)|