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Melnik 82

The red variety (also Melnik) is a new breed between Shiroka Melnishka x valdiguié, The name was given after the listed Bulgarian city (known for sandstone pyramids). The crossing took place in 1963 in Bulgaria by Yane Atanasov. In breeding, a seed mixture of the three varieties Durif. Jurançon and Valdiguié used (and as stated in the breed list), but by 2005 DNA analysis determines the definitive paternity of Valdiguié. The early to mid-seasoning vine is moderately resistant to Botrytis, It produces rich, acid and tannin-stressed red wines with aging potential. The variety is cultivated in the southwest of Bulgaria on about 30 hectares. By the way, with the same parents is also the new breed Ranna Melnishka Loza emerged.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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