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Tajke e Zeze

Synonym for the grape variety Shiroka Melnishka; see there.

The red grape variety originates from Bulgaria. Synonyms are Chiroka Melnichka, Melnik, Shiroka Melnischka Losa, Shiroka Melnichka Loza, Siroka Melniska and Tajke e Zeze.The name means "the broad-leaved vine of Melnik"; Melnik is the smallest Bulgarian town with only a few hundred inhabitants on the southern edge of the Pirin Mountains on the border with Greece and is known for its sandstone pyramids. The variety has been cultivated here for centuries. According to an unlikely hypothesis,...

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