Melnik 55

Origin: Struma valley

Variety: Early melnik vine

Harvest: 2013

Vinification: The Early Melnik Vine is a unique grapes variety cultivated only in the south-west part of Bulgaria. We took transformed and kept the unique, rich and different aromas and taste and combined them to reach the harmony of the French oak barrels and to produced a wine for connoisseur. The grapes for that red dry wine were picked on 22 September from selected vineyards with controlled cultivating, ripeness and quality of the fruit and the wine was made using the special technology of our winemaker, keeping the potential and the specific characteristics of the grapes.The grapes are two times selected – on the vineyard and in the cellar using double storing table. The selection of the whole grapes clusters was done on the first table, then it was shelled by machine and the separation of the passed through the sheller damaged and unripe grapes was done on the second table. Maceration took place for 18 days and the wine fermented at temperature 28 – 30C. It aged for 8 months in French oak barrels and for 6 months in bottle before launching on the market. The wine has dark ruby red colour with its own brilliance. The feeling of ripe cherries gradates into the aroma of spices, stone and vanilla. It has velvet fruity taste with melted tannins. The pleasant final is enlarged with aftertaste of cherries, nuts and chocolate. It is suitable to be served with red meat dishes, dried and spicy delicacies, game and cheese at temperature 17-18°C.

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