Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55’s appearance is clear, with medium intensity and purple color. It has pronounced intensity on the nose and it has well-balanced aroma. You could find notes of dried fruit, ripe red fruit, herbal spices, clove, and floral aromas. The wine is oak-aged in French oak, giving it notes of toast and tobacco, signaling its maturity and development. The fruity and floral aromas, along with the spices and toast, could be felt on the palate after tasting. On the palette the wine is dry with medium acidity and medium tannins, but with full body and a long finish. Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 2016 won two medals in international wine competitions – Commended Winner at the International Wine Challenge 2018 in England in November 2017 and Double Gold medal from China Wine and Spirits Awards CWSA Best Value 2018 in February 2018.The first wine by Augeo Family Estate is being sold at The View Restaurant Sofia and selected restaurants and specialized shops around the country.
Early Melnik Grape or Ranna Melnishka Loza, and it is a result of crossing Shiroka Melnishka Loza (broad leaved) with the French grape variety valdiguie. The number in the name Melnik 55 comes from the experiment number, which was a success.There is no other wine in the world that has the same characteristics as Melnik 55. Any attempts to grow this grape variety at other geographic locations failed as the climate needed for growing Melnik 55 is unique to Bulgaria. Augeo Family Estate Melnik 55 was produced in accordance with the modern trends in winemaking, which helped us to create a wine that is a great representative of this grape variety.