2019 Logodaj Winery Melnik 55

13.95 11.53
Type of Wine Red
Country Bulgarian
Region Thracian Lowlands
Winery Logodaj Winery
Year 2019
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2021 - 2026
View all characteristics Discover more about this wine

Two different clones of the Melnik grape are known – Broad Leaved Melnik Vine and Early Melnik Grape (an early ripening variety developed in the 1960s). The Melnik grape is named after the town of the same name in southwestern Bulgaria, which is the smallest town in the country with only a few dozen inhabitants. Melnik itself is said to be Winston Churchill's favorite wine grape. Logodaj Winery is the specialist in the field of the autochthonous and very old grape. The grapes are picked by hand and the Melnik 55 has been aged for 12 months in oak barriques.

In the glass, the Melnik 55 Early Melnik Grape has a dark ruby red color. In the nose we smell notes of thunder fruits such as blackcurrant and cherries, complemented by sweet spiciness and elegant vanilla and a hint of cedar and leather. In the mouth the wine has a soft, velvety and rounded fruity taste with balanced structure and smoothness. The wine has a long and memorable finish.

Another example of a great price/quality ratio because this is a very handsome wine and it was not for nothing that it was a finalist at Perswijn.

VERY GOOD - Finalist Perswijn Wine Competition Autumn & Winter 2015

“dark and firm, blackberries, red currants, cherries, liquorice, chocolate, tasty and intense, good structure“


The Melnik is a late-ripening grape variety, grown in small quantities exclusively in Bulgaria. The young wines are distinguished by their saturated cherry colour, intensive aroma in which the cherry note dominates, sufficient depth and characteristic, spicy tartness. They develop very well in contact with oak. The mature wines of the Melnik grape stand out with a rich, complex aroma in which interesting notes of tobacco and leather are palpable. The taste is characterized by preserved freshness and soft astringency. Melnik itself is said to be Winston Churchill's favorite wine grape.


Logodaj Winery is a well-known wine producer in Bulgaria, founded in 1994 by three friends in the Struma Valley, part of the Thracian lowlands, close to the Macedonian and Greek borders. The winery is located in one of the warmest and sunniest parts of Bulgaria, where winemaking has an ancient history. The craftsmanship of the winemakers has been recognized and admired here for years.
Today, Logodaj is a modern winery, supported by an ambitious team. In its pursuit of quality, Logodaj Winery has taken the advice of an experienced winemaker from a more established region. The winery is proud to work under the advice and supervision of world-renowned enologist Riccardo Cotarrela, strictly following his style and innovative technologies. Since 2011, Cotarrela and his team have been overseeing viticulture and winemaking on the estate.

The vineyards are located in a region full of history and wine traditions - in the middle of the Petrich-Sandanski Valley, between the emblematic town of Melnik and the recently discovered ancient city of Heraclea Sintica.
Near the vineyards you will find the medieval rock monastery “St. Panteleimon”, believed to be associated with the earliest period of the hermitage of St. Ivan Rilski. West of the vineyards, across the Struma River, is Kozhuh Hill - a remnant of an extinct volcano. Close to the vineyards is also the famous place Rupite, where the church “St. Petka” was built by the prophetess Vanga.

Vineyard for 2019 Logodaj Winery Melnik 55
More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Bulgarian
Region Thracian Lowlands
Winery Logodaj Winery
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Powerful, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:2019 Logodaj Winery Melnik 55
Your Rating


Which dish goes perfectly with this wine?

Our online smart sommelier will help you!

Latest review


2022 Ultimate Provence UP Rosé

"Wat een mooie fles maar ook deze rose is zoals wij deze graag zien. frui..." Hilde

View product review