Logoda, Melnik, Bulgaria, Dry, Red, Drink now, 14% alc.
Melnik 55 (aka early ripening Melnik) was created by crossing the indigenous Bulgarian Broad Leaved Melnik Vine with the obscure French grape variety Valdigue in the 1960s. This new grape variety remained a secret in the industry until after 2003 when a research into its parentage brought it to light. Ripening much earlier than its parent it also made deeply coloured full bodied wines that responded well to oak and were capable of long ageing. Black cherries,black -lums, blackberries and vanilla on a silky palate. Very juicy and smooth.