100% Shiroka Melnik (SML)
Orbelia Estate Reserva Melnik is wine made from a single 40 years old vineyard in Mitinovo village in the heart of the most recognised wine region in Bulgaria - Melnik.
Limited quantity: 1467 bottles only.
Aged 27 months in Bulgarian oak barrels and more than 15 months already in a bottle . Bottles on July 07, 2019.
After the malolactic fermentation the wine is aged in oak barrels - Bulgarian oak barrels from three different producers. Each barrel has its own influence on the wine's aroma and flavours for the best result.
Orbelia estate Reserva SML 2016 has amazing ruby red color. Multilayered aromas with good barique notes, spicy, leather, mocca and delicate vanilla touch. On the palate is powerful, concentrated, long yet fresh and harmonious with spicy finish.
Winery Orbelia is located at the foot of the Belasitsa Mountain, next to the village of Kolarovo, 12 km. west of Petrich. Orbelia is the ancient name of the mountain range and it means beautiful White Mountain.
The winery opened in 2013 and it has the most modern technologically and laboratory equipment. Some of the wines aged in French, Bulgarian, American and Hungarian oak barrels.
Sandanski-Petrich area is the sunniest and warmest region in Bulgaria and it has booth beautiful scenery and a rich history. This region has a long-standing tradition of excellence in viticulture. Since Thracian times in these lands have began cultivating some old local varieties such as Wide Melnik, which is widespread in the region today.
Our vineyards are planted on maroon, diluvial and alluvial soils, which provide excellent conditions for their development.
The winery has own vineyard area of 100 acres in the region. With love and great care we cultivate the traditional for the area grape varieties such as: Wide Melnik grape vine, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Muscat Ottonel and Sandanski Misket.