“We have another reason to be proud of our red wines as Augeo Family Estate’s wines from traditional red varieties Melnik 55 and Ruen from vintage 2017 were the only red Bulgarian wines awarded at WC 2019," said Gergana Manolova, Marketing Director and a partner in the firm Exquisite Wines.
The jurying of International Wine Challenge 2019 took place on 12-16 November in London. Over 200 wine experts from 23countries gave their marks after a blind tasting.
The bronze medalist Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2017 has intensive colour with cherry nuance and an intensive aroma that combines dark cherries, ripe forest fruits, dry tobacco leaves and almond nuts. The taste is soft from the start until the long finish. The harmonic taste has notes of fruit stones, dark cherries, dry forest grass and a hint of dark chocolate. Augeo Melnik 55 2017 has aged in Bulgarian oak barrels for 9 months, giving it notes of toast and tobacco, signalling its maturity and development.
The Commended Winner Augeo Family Estate Ruen 2017 has deep purple colour with a fresh fruity aroma. The intensity is pronounced, as aromas of red and black forest fruits, floral notes, raisins and other dried fruits, as well as forest herb aromas could be detected. The wine has aged in French oak barrels for 7 months, which gives light oak nuances of the taste. The body is full with medium tannins and a long nice finish.
Augeo Family Estate’s wines are winners from wine competitions on three continents. Earlier this year, Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2016 won a Double Gold medal in China, Augeo Family Estate Rose 2017 took gold in China too and Augeo Family Estate Exquisite Rose 2017 received a gold medal in Canada. Augeo Family Estate’s white wines are also medalists from competitions in Asia and Europe.