Variety: Melnik 55 (Early Melnik Vine)
Alcohol: 14,5 % vol.
Winemaking: The wine is made from carefully double hand-selected grapes of Early Melnik Vine (Melnik 55) – a natural cross of Broadleaved Melnik Vine and Valdigue. Grown in its native terroir – Harsovo, near Melnik, this 10 year old vineyard with controlled yield of 7200 kg per ha. Was harvested during the third week of September in full ripeness and optimum parameters. Fermented in Stainless steel tanks, aged 15 months in new Bulgarian oak barrels, has perfect shape for long life.
Food pairings: game (deer, grouse), pork with cream sauces, lamb with tomato sauce, cheese, paste
Serving tips: 15 -18о С
Available vintages: 2013 – sold, 2011*, 2010*
*: Limited quantity; sold only at the winery
Awards: Silver medal at International Wine Competition Vinaria 2015, Plovdiv; Silver medal at Vinobalkanika 2015, Veliko Tarnovo; Silver medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2015, London.