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 grape, 5% Merlot

VINEYARDS: Own 35 years vineyards of Broad leaved Melnik grape variety in Mitinovo village. Merlot is from our vineyards from the same village. The Early Melnik grape in from Levunovo village vineyards. The vineyards are on hill on clay soils.

WINEMAKING: The different grapes varieties are fermented separately. The half of Broad Leaved Melnik was barrels fermented. After fermentation and malolactic fermentation the wines aged separately on lees in stainless vessels for 10 months. Then the final blend was made and was bottled without filtration.

TECHNICAL FACTS:

Alk : 13.5 % vol

TA: 5.43 g/l

  1. Sugars: 2.4 g/l

PRODUCTION: 5000 bottles

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.

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

DRINKING: 2018-2025

More Information
Style Full Flavoured & Robust
Country Bulgaria
Region Struma Valley
Vintage 2016
Grape Broad Leaved Melnik Vine
ABV 13.5%
Size 75cl
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