The wines from Ranna Melnishka Loza have deep ruby colour and rich complex aromas of leather and dried fruits. The flavour is characterized by typical fruity freshness combined with more spicy nuances in the aftertaste. Wines from Ranna Melnishka Loza mature nicely and acquire flavours of leather, cherry, chocolate, vanilla. Interestingly, Ranna Melnishka Loza was not immediately embraced by Bulgarian oenologists and the different hybrids selected from Shiroka Melnishka Loza were merely branded as Melnik wines. However, Ranna Melnishka Loza is easier to cultivate than Shiroka Melnishka Loza and demonstrates significant potential for the production of excellent wines both as a single variety and in blends. This was confirmed after Ranna Melnishla Loza received some international awards which prompted the Bulgarian Vine and Wine Chamber to finally list this hybrid variety as a variety on its own in 2006.
A broad selection of grape varieties are cultivated in Bulgaria. Alongside the popular international varieties, Bulgarian wine-makers utilize the potential of the local grape varieties, as well as improve on them by experimenting with hybrids. In recent years, increased attention has been paid to local grape varieties. Hopefully, that trend will continue and more less-known local varieties such as kokorko, keratzuda and others could also become more prominent. Vines have been grown on Bulgarian soils for millennia so, Bulgaria has definitely something to show to the world when it comes to wine. And the best way to stand out from the rest is to exploit the uniqueness of the local grape varieties.