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About this wine:
Villa Melnik’s mission is to bring back the glory of indigenous Bulgarian varieties. “Rare Varieties” is a premium series of almost-extinct indigenous grape varieties, preserved in own vineyards. With the new brand, “Rare Varieties”, Villa Melnik is taking the lead as the experts in local grapes of the region. To produce this unique, high-quality wine, they use the young but promising variety Ruen of the Southern Bulgaria, a crossing of Melnik and Cabernet Sauvignon. Read more about Ruen.
Award: #2 “Best wine in Bulgaria in limited series under 2000 bottles” according to Divino 2019
Intense, vibrant garnet colour. The aroma is expressive and rich, typical for the Ruen variety. Complex aroma of red and black fruit like blueberry, cassis, red cherry, plum, notes of forest leaf as well as a hint of eucalyptus, cedar wood, cinnamon, toast and cream. The body is medium, with delicious freshness and fine ripe tannin structure. Intensive and rich on flavours with a long, complex finish of rijpe black fruit, peper , black chocolate and dried spices. Top and unique wine with a long aging potential.
Food pairings: game meat, rib-eye steak, pheasant, partridge; mature yellow cheese
Winemaker: Villa Melnik
Region: Melnik, Struma Valley
Grape: 100% Ruen
Style: dry, full-bodied, complex
Aging: 18 months in new oak barrels
Maturity: can drink now, but has potential for ageing 2020 - 2025
Volume: 0,75 l
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