Wines from Shiroka Melnishka Loza have specific characteristics and aroma. The wines have dense cherry colour. One could taste a mix of strawberry and cherry flavour, supplemented by typical spiciness. Shiroka Melnishka Loza wines develop nicely in contact with oak. When the wines mature, they acquire rich and complex flavour with nuances of tobacco, leather and black pepper, while at the same time preserving their characteristic freshness. Shiroka Melnishka Loza is also used in various blends.
Shiroka Melnishka Loza is a grape variety, unique to a single region in Bulgaria and in that sense constitutes an important part of Bulgarian viticulture. The wines from Shiroka Melnishka Loza have been popular among the general public for many years and are probably the grape variety that Bulgaria is most associated with. In addition, there have been a number of hybrid varieties developed from Shiroka Melnishka Loza from which excellent wines are being produced in the Melnik region. One thing is for certain – one cannot leave the Melnik area without trying wines from Shiroka Melnishka Loza and experiencing the pride that the locals take in this grape variety.