This indigenous to the Struma Valley, South West Bulgaria grape variety was created by the crossing of the ancient Broad Leaved Melnik Vine and the French grape variety Valdiguie in the 70s. Fermentation and maceration took 18 days before being transferred for 12 months aging in new French oak barrels. Medium to full bodied with a dark ruby colour and aromas of black cherries and berries, sweet spices and vanilla. The finish is soft and long with hints of black pepper and tobacco. Serve at 18-20° C alongside white and red meat dishes, charcuterie and cheese.