Made from 100% Melnik 55 (also known as Early Melnik Vine), the signature red local indigenous grape
variety of Struma Valley, and also a favourite of Sir Winston Churchill who had a regular annual shipment of Melnik red wines to the cellar at 10 Downing street.
Logodaj Winery, establish in 1994, is located in the very heart of the beautiful valley along the Struma River in
South Western Bulgaria. Their vineyards are situated next to the village of General Todorov, in
the middle of the Petrich-Sandanski valley, between the town of Melnik and the ancient city of
Heraclea Sintica. Their practices are directed by the nature of each vintage, hand-harvesting only when the grapes are fully ripe, the grapes of the individual vineyards fermented separately in respect and emphasis of the unique terroir.
Fermentation is in stainless steel tanks with 12 months' ageing in a combination of used small French oak 225-litre barriques and big 2-tonnes Slavonian oak barrels where the wine also undergoes malolactic fermentation.
A bright ruby liquid with purple hues, this wine has intense fruity aromas of cherries, wild herbs and delicate vanilla. It's well-balanced, medium-to-full bodied and very easy to drink. Rich and savoury with additional notes of tobacco and red pepper, juicy acidity and a long finish.