Melnik Blend 2016, Orbelia Winery, Struma Valley, Bulgaria

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Orbelia Melnik Blend 2016

COLOUR:  Beautiful, vibrant color with purple hues.

NOSE: Nose dominates aromas of cherry, autumn forest noise, sweet tobacco.

PALATE: Elegant, tight body with good balance and juicy, fresh finish.

GRAPES: 74% Broad Leaved Melnik, 21% Early Melnik and 5% Merlot

VINEYARDS: Own 35 years vineyards of Broad Leaved Melnik grape variety near Mitinovo village. Merlot is from the winery’s our vineyards near the same village. The Early Melnik grapes are from own vineyards near Levunovo village. The vineyards are on hill and on clay soils.

WINEMAKING: The different grape varieties are fermented separately. Half of the Broad Leaved Melnik is barrels fermented. After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation the wines are aged separately on lees in stainless vessels for 10 months. Then the final blend is assembled and the wine bottled without filtration.

TECHNICAL FACTS:

Alcohol: 13.5 % vol

Total acidity: 5.43 g/l

Residual sugar: 2.4 g/l

COLOUR:  Beautiful, vibrant colour with purple hues.

NOSE: Dominated by aromas of cherry, autumn forest and sweet tobacco.

PALATE: Elegant, tight body with good balance and juicy, fresh finish.

FOOD MATCH: Asian cuisine, spicy dishes, vegetarian cuisine, chicken, veal, lamb, pasta and cheese.

PRODUCTION: 5000 bottles

DRINKING: 2018-2023

More Information
Style Full Flavoured & Robust
Country Serbia
Region Struma Valley
Vintage 2016
Grape Variety Broad Leaved Melnik
Closure Natural cork
ABV 13.5%
Size 75cl
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